SUNSHINE AND SPRING-LIKE TEMPERATURES ON THE WAY The warm weather builds late this week into the weekend. Some will have a shot at 70+ on Saturday! Watch for another chance of showers into the weekend, mainly in the north. Easter Sunday looks cooler but pleasant, and the warm weather should return into the middle of next week. Many of our rivers will crest up north in the upcoming week. In the south, rivers will hit their second crests which will primarily be lower that the original crests. Overland flooding will continue for over a week or even two up north.
TONIGHT: Expect decreasing clouds and showers, which have continued in the central Dakotas. Temperatures will be a bit cooler overnight under mostly clear skies. Winds should be under 10 mph for all.
FRIDAY: We will end the week on a warm note, as the temperatures will be in the mid-50s for most locations, and near 65 for some in the south and southeast. Wind will be breezy from the west and there will be a chance of spotty showers or thundershowers mainly in the far north.
EASTER WEEKEND: There is a chance of rain and thunder on Saturday, but temperatures will be for the weekend. Highs will push into the 57 to 67 range for most areas, thanks to a south wind early and a west wind late. The rain should exit through Minnesota by night, so Easter Sunday, we can expect decreasing clouds and cooler northwest wind. Temperatures on Easter will still be nice, but a few degrees cooler with highs in the 50s for most to low 60s south and west.
MONDAY & TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies across the entire region are expected as high pressure moves in on Monday. The air over the region will be a pinch cooler, but the additional sunshine will make up for that. Expect highs to remain in the 50s for almost all areas. By Tuesday, there will be increasing clouds with a few showers possible. Temperatures will remain seasonal with highs in the 53 to 63 range for most.
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: A weather making system will brush the region, but many will stay dry on Wednesday. Chance of clouds and showers with springlike temperatures. Highs will be be near 70 degree readings for a few west with highs in the mid 60s for most. By Thursday, we will see scattered showers or thunder with temperatures in the 65 to 75 range! Wow!!
FARGO 7 DAY PLANNER:
TONIGHT: Decreasing clouds. Temperatures cooling into the mid 30s overnight.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Breezy west or southwest wind. Low: 35. High: 64.
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy and warm. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low: 46. High: 69.
EASTER SUNDAY: Cooler wind from west northwest. Early clouds then some sun. Cooler. Low: 45. High: 60.
MONDAY: Sunny and pleasant. Low: 38. High: 57.
TUESDAY: A few clouds, but otherwise mild. Possible late night shower, far south. Low: 39. High: 62.
WEDNESDAY: Slight chance of showers or thunder. Partly cloudy and warm. Low: 42. High: 66.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warm! Low: 47. High: 73.
Updated by Meteorologist Hutch Johnson