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Severe weather possible for parts of northern Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across portions of the northern Plains, from extreme south-central North Dakota into eastern South Dakota. Isolated severe thunderstorms capable of hail and locally-strong wind gusts are possible.
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Watford City ND

7 Day Forecast

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Bismarck, ND Local Forecast Office

Late
Afternoon

Scattered Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Scattered
Showers

High: 55 °F

Tonight

Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Showers
Likely

Low: 49 °F

Wednesday

Slight Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Showers

High: 60 °F

Wednesday
Night

Decreasing Clouds

Decreasing
Clouds

Low: 39 °F

Thursday

Breezy

Breezy

High: 53 °F

Thursday
Night

Blustery

Blustery

Low: 30 °F

Friday

Sunny

Sunny

High: 50 °F

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 30 °F

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 60 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Late Afternoon Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 55. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a northeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a slight chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming northwest 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Blustery.
  • Friday Sunny, with a high near 50.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
  • Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 62.