Will we see some much needed rain, will areas get hailed out, or will it just fizzle??
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Bismarck ND 1210 PM CDT Wed Jul 5 2017 NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051-061715- Divide-Burke-Renville-Bottineau-Rolette-Williams-Mountrail-Ward- McHenry-Pierce-McKenzie-Dunn-Mercer-Oliver-McLean-Sheridan-Wells- Foster-Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Morton-Burleigh-Kidder- Stutsman-Slope-Hettinger-Grant-Bowman-Adams-Sioux-Emmons-Logan- La Moure-McIntosh-Dickey- 1210 PM CDT Wed Jul 5 2017 /1110 AM MDT Wed Jul 5 2017/ This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central North Dakota, northwest North Dakota, south central North Dakota, southeast North Dakota, and southwest North Dakota. .DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight Scattered thunderstorms will develop over southwest and central North Dakota after 4 PM CDT or 3 PM MDT this afternoon. Some storms will likely become severe in the late afternoon and evening. The threat of severe thunderstorms is greatest north central into the upper James River valley, including the Minot, Rolla, Rugby, Harvey, Carrington, and Jamestown areas. The main hazards include potentially very large hail up to the size of baseballs and destructive winds up to 75 mph. A tornado is possible. It will also be hot today with high temperatures from around 100 west and south of the Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea, to the 90s north and east. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation is becoming more likely this afternoon and evening. Confidence in thunderstorm initiation has increased as a lifting mechanism appears more probable than earlier thought. $$ CJS