Warm, sunny weather in store for Memorial Day week
The weekend started off with a few passing clouds and a few showers, although with the Great Dew Point Low in western North Dakota most of those showers do not reach the surface. As temperatures cool this evening, the likelihood of these showers reaching the ground will increase. Most of the chances will be in central North Dakota.
These showers can produce a rumble or two of thunder, but will dissipate in the early hours of Sunday morning.
High pressure will build up in the area, minimizing cloud cover. Temperatures are expected to dip into the 1940s, with even a few higher 30s possible for Saturday night. Areas that see rain and thunderstorms will stay a bit warmer.
Memorial Day appears to be in the 1970s and in predominantly sunny conditions as this center of high pressure will remain above our forecast area. Windy conditions will be the story of the middle of the week before the weekend.
Tuesday will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny, but there will be a risk of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day.
Temperatures throughout the week will continue to warm. The Climate Prediction Center predicts a very high chance that southern North Dakota will experience well above average temperatures over the next 6-10 days.
Temperatures by the weekend are expected to be near the 90s.
-Meteorologist Mike Dandrea