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Good evening! Strong thunderstorms have brewed up late this afternoon in northern South Dakota and continue to trek to the north. There will be a continued slight risk for severe weather through eastern South Dakota, southeastern North Dakota, and parts of northwestern Minnesota- this includes the Fargo Moorhead area. The main threat will be heavy rainfall and flash flooding, damaging wind gusts and hail, and even an isolated tornado is possible. These thunderstorms will likely continue into Sunday morning. Make sure to stay tuned to WDAY and WDAZ for the latest updates. 


Lows: 57°F-64°F

Wind: E/S 15-30 mph 


Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible to continue in northern North Dakota and northern Minnesota tomorrow morning. There is a slight risk for severe weather in parts of northern Minnesota tomorrow. The main threat will be heavy rainfall and flash flooding, damaging wind gusts and hail, and even an isolated tornado is possible. Eventually, this activity will move out of the area by the afternoon and evening and we should get some clearing as well. 

Highs: 77°F-82°F

Wind: S/W 10-20 mph 

Extended Forecast 

After Sunday, the next few days will cool down with highs into the upper 60s and 70s, but will return back into the mid 70s to lower 80s by Thursday and for the rest of the week. A trend of dry weather looks to continue Monday through the rest of next week as our weather pattern becomes less progressive. 

Have a great weekend! 

-Meteorologist Kellen Peters

Kellen Peters
Kellen joined the WDAY Weather team in March 2014. In December 2013, he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of North Dakota. While he was there, he did his Undergraduate research on peoples’ reactions and effectiveness of Tornado sirens compared to Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). After his junior year, he interned at WeatherNation, where he worked as a weather producer. Kellen is a native of Woodbury, MN. He says, “Unlike most meteorologists, I was terrified of the weather as young kid- the movie ‘Twister’ did not fair me well. I later turned that fear into a passion and the rest is history.”  When he isn’t keeping an eye on the weather, you can find him staying active outdoors and cheering on UND hockey and football.
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