Severe Thunderstorms Possible This Weekend in the Plains
Areas from the High Plains into the Western Great Lakes have the potential to see severe weather this weekend. Already a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until Midnight in North Dakota. There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms throughout most of North Dakota into Northwest Minnesota.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of North Dakota until 12 AM CDT pic.twitter.com/LhHh3IXVmE
— NWS Grand Forks (@NWSGrandForks) June 9, 2017
Early evening storms have the potential to produce a tornado along and north of U.S. Highway 2 between Devils Lake and Minot. Large hail greater than an inch in diameter and strong wind gusts above 60 mph are most likely with storms tonight.
The first round of thunderstorms in Central and Northeast North Dakota will swing into Northern Minnesota throughout the night. Another round of thunderstorms will push out of Montana and into North Dakota in the overnight. Both rounds may be severe.
The cold front pushing to the south will weaken on Saturday, but isolated severe thunderstorms may develop Saturday afternoon and evening near the Western Great Lakes into South Dakota. The front barely moves on Sunday, keeping the risk of severe weather in the forecast.
As another low pressure center pushes along the front, a round of severe thunderstorms will likely develop again in the High Plains on Monday. The low will move into the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, bringing the chance for severe thunderstorms further east.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels