The Storm Prediction Center from the National Weather Service has upgraded our potential for severe weather (Friday, May 17th).

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

A good share of the state is now at a slight risk for severe weather, whereas previously North Dakota was in a marginal category.

What can we expect from this potential severe weather outbreak?

We can expect another line of thunderstorms developing this afternoon much like yesterday.  The only difference, these storms could pack a bigger punch.

A quick line of thundershowers rolled through Bismarck, Mandan, and Lincoln yesterday at about 6 pm bringing some brief gusty winds and downpours that dropped a quarter of an inch of rain in a short amount of time.

According to the National Weather Service in Bismarck, TODAY we could see winds up to 70 miles per hour and quarter-sized hail.

What will be the timing of these storms for Bismarck, Mandan, and Lincoln?

The storms are expected to begin after 5 pm today with storms intensifying in the early evening hours.  Lingering showers could stick around until the early hours of Saturday morning (wrap up by 4 am).

These storms will be ahead of a pretty significant cold front that will bring cooler temperatures, and windy conditions for Saturday.

We will continue to monitor this developing situation.

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