Friday Morning Weather 9/23

Rain for Today and Gusty Winds

Published 09/23 2016 08:14AM

Updated 09/23 2016 08:19AM

The latest Forecast from the KX News Dakota Storm Center.

Rain will continue in the area throughout the day today and increasing to more widespread for tonight. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s for today with winds continuing to be strong at times, out of the east. The low pressure system is currently over Utah and will move over North Dakota on Saturday.  The low is continuing to build in strength and will continue to do so. An occluded front will push through the area, leaving mild conditions with the exception of winds gusting to 30 mph on Sunday. Some more rain chances will be in much of the area on Monday and clearing up throughout the day. Sunnier skies are likely on Tuesday and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. The remainder of the week is showing high levels of uncertainty with chances of rain in the current model runs. 

Today, 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 25 mph at times.

Friday night, lows to be above average in the mid 50s across the state with winds out of the east at 5-15 mph and the chance of showers and thunderstorms remain remain likely in the area. Rainfall amounts near a quarter of an inch.

Saturday, showers and an occasional thunderstorm continue with a lot of cloud cover. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s with a south wind shifting southwest at 10-20 mph. Rainfall amounts near a quarter of an inch and higher in locations with thunderstorms.
 
Saturday night, temperatures will be on either side of 50 degrees with a west wind shifting northwest through the course of the night at 10-20 mph and gusting to 25 mph. Showers and thunderstorms continue.
 
Sunday, showers and thunderstorms remain in the area with breezy conditions at times out of the northwest at 15-25 mph and gusting stronger through the day. Temperatures on the cooler side, in the upper 50s.
 
 ~Heidi Werosta, KX News

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