We could have a repeat of what happened over much of North Dakota on Saturday night.

Severe thunderstorms brought tornado warnings, large hail the size of tennis balls, and strong straight-line winds that toppled trees and damaged roofs will be possible again late this afternoon and tonight.

Tornado warnings were issued Saturday night in Hettinger and Grant counties.  Large hail was reported near Burt, North Dakota.  Those storms were heading east Saturday night towards the Bismarck Mandan metro but dissipated.

Another line of storms formed in Montana and eventually swept across North Dakota and brought damaging winds, hail, and heavy rain.  Those storms hit the Capital Region overnight on Saturday.  Most areas around Bismarck Mandan saw about half an inch of rain.

Parts of south-central and all of southeast North Dakota will be in a Level 2 risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening.

Here's the latest map from the Storm Prediction Center from the National Weather Service.

Storm Prediction Center/National Weather Service
Storm Prediction Center/National Weather Service

The main risk will be golf ball-sized hail, damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour, and heavy rain, which could lead to localized flooding.

The counties in our listening area in North Dakota that could be affected by severe weather include Bowman, Adams, Sioux, Morton, Burleigh, Emmons, Logan, and McIntosh.

What will be the timing for these storms?

The National Weather Service says severe weather could fire up late this evening and continue through the overnight hours.  Steady rain is likely in the overnight hours.

It would be a good idea to be weather-aware starting late this afternoon.

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