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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Minot, Minot International Airport (KMOT)

Lat: 48.26°NLon: 101.28°WElev: 1716ft.

Light Rain

61°F

16°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed E 17 mph
Barometer 29.80 in (1009.3 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 5 Sep 10:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Lacs ND

  • Today

    Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Patchy fog before 1pm.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 74 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 70 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 48 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 68 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 44 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 68 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 68 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
Des Lacs ND
 48.25°N 101.58°W
9:49 am CDT Sep 5, 2015
11am CDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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