Multiple Chances For Much Needed Rain Is In The Forecast

Outside of the Severe weather that came through last Friday, rainfall totals have been low. Thankfully there are multiple "slight" chances for much-needed rain through the next seven days. None of these events look like widespread soakers from this standpoint, with an exception for Thursday night. Thursday night holds some potential to bring in some decent rain totals, but it is favoring the southern half of North Dakota, the southern valley, and NE South Dakota into Minnesota. This is great for that area, as It has been one of the drier areas, but the central valley and central North Dakota could also use some rain. The intensity and placement of this rain remains a little uncertain, but it shows signs that it could deliver appreciable rainfall. Thankfully as we turn the page into next week, a few minor upper-level disturbances are forecasted to track through the main flow aloft. This will provide daily chances for wider-spread "scattered" showers across the state. Not necessarily a lot, but a little here and there will help!

Through the rest of today, temps remain warm in the 80s with a subtle breeze around 10-20 mph. A cold front this evening will knock the winds from the north for tonight. No rain is expected along that front for tonight. We remain dry on Wednesday, with temperatures near 80. Temperatures will basically stay around 75-85 through the rest of the week. Our rain chances will come Thursday night into Friday. In western North Dakota, showers become possible Saturday and likely Saturday evening/night, while in eastern North Dakota, spotty showers will be possible Sunday, extending into Minnesota Sunday night. As for Monday through Wednesday of next week, 20-30% chances for some spotty and scattered showers/storms. This time frame lines up with the LRC where we could see a couple of days with severe weather potential.

Meteorologist,

Justin Storm