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FXUS63 KBIS 081138

National Weather Service Bismarck ND
638 AM CDT Thu Jun 8 2023

Issued at 638 AM CDT Thu Jun 8 2023

Added patchy fog early this morning due to widespread mist that is
reducing visibility to as low as 1 mile across much of central
and northwest North Dakota. Conditions will rapidly improve this
morning as the sun continues to rise. Otherwise, a few weak
thunderstorms have developed in northern North Dakota.
Thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity this


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 412 AM CDT Thu Jun 8 2023

Surface low pressure presently sits over western North Dakota and
had been forcing a few showers, and even a couple rumbles of
thunder, earlier in the night. At this point in time, however,
the radar is essentially clear. In addition, a stationary frontal
boundary is set-up over central North Dakota. This frontal
boundary will slowly meander eastward through the day today.

Very moist air and hot temperatures will provide ample
instability this afternoon and early evening. Daytime
heating combined with forcing from the surface low as it slowly
propagates southward should produce scattered showers and
thunderstorms starting early to mid afternoon. Overall coverage
this afternoon through tonight looks to be fairly widespread and
the majority of locations will probably see precipitation at some

Similar to most days the past week, ample instability will be
available, while shear remains relatively weak though still
marginally stronger than the past few days. Generally speaking,
the best shear looks to be the southern half of central North
Dakota in locations mainly east of the Missouri River. However,
the rap suggests 25 kts of 0 to 6 km bulk shear in the northwest
as well. A few lower end severe thunderstorms, meaning winds up to
60 mph and hail around the size of quarters, are possible
especially north and east of the Missouri River. A few showers and
thunderstorms will likely continue through the night, though
should become sub-severe and more isolated in nature as daytime
heating is lost.

Highs today should be mostly in the 80s with a few locations
reaching around 90 degrees. Meanwhile, lows tonight should drop
into the upper 50s to low 60s. As mentioned frequently over the
past week or so, these temperatures remain 10 to 15 degrees above
average for this time of the year.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)
Issued at 412 AM CDT Thu Jun 8 2023

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely to persist through
the day Friday as the aforementioned surface low gradually slides
eastward into southern South Dakota/northern Nebraska.
Simultaneously, a cold frontal boundary may trigger additional
showers and thunderstorms as Canadian high pressure begins to work
in from the north. Overall, limited PoPs in the forecast for
Friday night to chances as confidence isn`t high enough during any
six hour period to warrant likely or definites. The far
southwestern corner looks to have the best chance for continued
showers and thunderstorms through Friday night. Depending on
exactly where things set up, slow moving storms and training
could lead to localized flooding issues in the far southwest
Friday afternoon through Friday night.

As Canadian high pressure continues pushing into the Northern
Plains, a few lingering showers and thunderstorms may persist in
the southwest through Saturday morning. However, conditions will
be mostly dry and much cooler through the weekend with highs
expected to drop into the 70s. Despite how much cooler the 70s
will feel, highs in the 70s are around average for this time of
the year. Temperatures should warm back up in to the low to mid
80s by the middle of the next week with precipitation chances re-
entering the picture by mid-week.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Friday Morning)
Issued at 638 AM CDT Thu Jun 8 2023

Widespread mist is reducing visibility to MVFR levels across much
of eastern, central, and northern North Dakota and is presently
impacting KMOT, KBIS, and KJMS. Visibility will rapidly improve
this morning as the sun continues to rise. Scattered thunderstorms
will develop this afternoon and persist through this evening and
the overnight hours. A few storms may contain hail and erratic
winds. The exact timing and location of any thunderstorms remains
difficult to pinpoint in advance, but most terminals will likely
see something at some point in time this afternoon or evening.




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