Things could get a little bumpy for western North Dakota beginning late this afternoon.

The Storm Prediction Center from the National Weather Service is calling for thunderstorms to develop in western North Dakota late this afternoon and will move to the east into the overnight hours.

Here's the latest map from the Storm Prediction Center showing parts of our listening area are now in a Level 2 severe weather risk.

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

Our listeners in places like Elgin, Richardton, Mott, Regent, and New England could see severe thunderstorms developing late this afternoon into the evening hours.  The main threat will be strong winds up to 60 miles per hour.

In extreme western North Dakota, thunderstorms are likely to be even stronger. 

From Dickinson to Williston, severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour and ping-pong-sized hail are possible.

Bismarck, Mandan, and Lincoln will likely see thunderstorms during the overnight hours and they are not expected to reach severe limits.  They could produce rainfall totals of around a quarter of an inch or greater.  The thundershowers could linger into the morning hours of your commute on Thursday morning.

Prior to the storms moving into south-central North Dakota late tonight, you can expect a windy and warm day in the Bismarck Mandan area with highs in the upper 70s and winds gusting to 30 miles per hour.

Our next best chance to see precipitation will be Sunday afternoon and evening as thunderstorms are expected once again to develop across much of North Dakota.

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