Friday Morning Weather 9/22

Winds Increase for Today

Published 09/22 2016 08:22AM

Updated 09/22 2016 08:36AM

The latest Forecast from the KX News Dakota Storm Center.

The low pressure system that has been mentioned throughout the week is finally in the Pacific Northwest and crossing the United States. The intensifying low will make its way over to North Dakota in the coming days bringing in gusty winds at times and temperatures on the cooler side, in the 60s. With the approach of the low, significant rain amounts will occur in local areas with some areas seeing minimal. Thunderstorms may develop with the severe weather threat slim to none, but not ruling it out. By the start of the work week, conditions will improve as rain chances become small, but windy conditions are still expected as the systems tight pressure gradients will still be present. Much better weather will be in North Dakota on Tuesday and into Wednesday with continuing high temperatures in the 60s and lows in the 40s, which is below to near average.

Today, off and on rain chances remain minimal throughout the day, but if so in the extreme west of North Dakota. Temperatures spread out in the 60s for much of the area today with winds starting out of the northeast and then shifting from the east at 10-20 mph and gusting to 30 mph in areas.

Thursday night, an east wind at 10-20 mph and gusty at times to 25 mph. Temperatures continue to be on either side of 50 degrees and rain chances near 30% overnight.

Friday, rain chances increase for the day as the low pressures system comes closer to North Dakota with cloudy skies. Temperatures continue in the lower to mid 60s and winds out of the east at 10-20 mph and gusting to 30 mph at times.
Friday night, lows to be above average in the mid 50s across the state with winds out of the east at 10-20 mph and the chances of showers and thunderstorms remain in the area.
Saturday, the chance of showers and thunderstorms continue with a lot of cloud cover. Temperatures will be in the 60s with an east wind shifting southwest at 10-20 mph. 

 ~Heidi Werosta, KX News

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