After a chilly weekend, this upcoming week will certainly be much warmer. And warmer means high temperatures in the 70s! The forecast gets even better, if you like the warmer temperatures, since skies will also be sunny. Monday will still have winds breezy at times and so will the mid week. This is due to a few quick waves of energy that will be passing through North Dakota. Having said this, the winds will be stronger in the upper atmosphere and may potentially reach ground level at times. In addition to the winds, as a front pushes through Wednesday, it is expected to be a few degrees cooler than Tuesday, but by Thursday the temperatures rise back up into the 70s. This is because of a ridge of high pressure that is building, leading to the warmer temperatures and very dry conditions. As the ridge breaks down over the weekend, expect a few more clouds and cooler temperatures closer to average. Overall, this week will be on the warm side, sunny skies, and winds breezy at times. An average high temperature for this time of year is in the mid 50s and lows near freezing.
Sunday night, a few clouds and winds northwest/south at 1-8 mph. Lows in the mid 30s.
Monday, highs in the mid to upper 60s and winds west at 5-15 mph and gusting to 25 at times locally. Skies are to be sunny!
Monday night, a clear sky and winds light and lows around 40 degrees.
Tuesday, skies will be sunny and winds southwest at 10-20 mph. Highs are going to be above average, in the mid 70s.
Tuesday night, a few clouds, otherwise, clear. Winds are to be southwest/northwest at 5-15 mph and lows in the mid 40s.
~Heidi Werosta, KX Storm Team