From the KX Storm Center:
Our roller-coaster of temps continues and you can put the heavier- winter jacket away. This warming trend will continue into Thanks giving with unseasonably warm temps forecast through the weekend and into the beginning of next week. This change-up is the latest shift in an active weather pattern that has been bringing temps up & down for the better part of the last couple of weeks. These weather pattern changes are slowing down with some good news. For all but 1 day (during the next 7) our temps will be near and even well above average for this time of the year. Tomorrow, we could even be looking at near record breaking high temps. 
Forecast highs are in the 50s & 60s with a few 70s possible!
Here are the current records for 11/23.
Bismarck- 62 (2011)
Minot- 55 (1942)
Dickinson- 63 (1984)
Williston- 56 (2011)
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Thanksgiving records:
Bismarck- 62 (2002)
Minot- 57 (2011)
Dickinson- 65 (1998)
Williston- 56 (2002)


Our current forecast highs will bring us close with the potential to even shatter some of these. 
Near record high temps will not stick around for too long. Thursday PM/Friday AM another clipper will move through the state. It will bring our temperatures down, with highs falling into the 40s & 50s by this weekend. So, it will stay unseasonably warm and in it’s wake, plenty of sunshine. On the other hand, there will be a chance of scattered rain Friday, between Midnight & sunrise. Through the mid to late morning, expect rain to end, more sunshine & stronger winds. Strong winds may prompt a Wind Advisory for parts of Western & Central ND, Friday. This weekend will bring continued sunshine with temps above average for this time of the year and in a pleasant range. It will be great for any outdoor activities, yard work & anything else. Just a breezy at times. 
The beginning of the work week will bring our next system with rain, becoming snow Monday night & Tuesday. Temps will fall back into a more seasonable range in the wake of this system. Until then… No need for the winter jacket. You will be able to get away with fewer layers. Unless, you are going to be waiting in line for Black Friday shopping. Here is the deal, temps will not be anywhere near as cold and settling into the 30s with a few 40s. There is a chance for scattered precip. So, you might get wet. Otherwise, winds will be picking up in the wake of a clipper. With temps already in a chilly range, you may want to bundle up if you are going to be out there for an extended period of time, Friday morning.

Tonight, partly cloudy with areas of developing fog and not as cold. Fog may become dense for some, reducing visibility. Lows in the 20s & 30s with a NW/SW wind 2-12mph and chills in the 20s.

Thursday, partly cloudy with in & out clouds and warmer temps. Highs in the 50s & 60s with a South/West wind increasing to 10-20mph.

Thursday night, partly to mostly cloudy with hit & miss showers, after Midnight. Lows in the 30s & 40s with a SW wind picking up and swinging around to the West. 30% chance of rain & chills in the 30s.

Friday, plenty of sunshine and windy with a Wind Advisory possible. Highs in the 40s & 50s with a W/NW wind 15-25mph G40. 10% chance of AM rain.

Friday night, mostly clear with temps falling back into a cold range. Lows in the 20s with a NW/West wind 5-15mph and falling.

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~Dorrell Wenninger – KX Storm Team