The weather in western North Dakota could get interesting as the day progresses.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, thunderstorms are expected to form in western North Dakota late this afternoon and will move to the east throughout the evening hours. These thunderstorms are expected to proceed toward the east.

In extreme western North Dakota, muscular thunderstorms are expected.

From Dickinson to Williston, there is a possibility of severe thunderstorms that are capable of delivering hail the size of ping pong and destructive winds that could reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.

The Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma has issued the most recent map, which reveals that certain areas of our listening region are currently experiencing a Level 2 severe weather risk.

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Severe thunderstorms are predicted for various areas this afternoon and evening.

It is possible that severe thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon and into the evening hours in a number of locales, including New England, Elgin, Richardton, Mott, and Regent. Another location that may see some storm activity is New England. Strong wind gusts that can reach speeds of up to sixty miles per hour will be the greatest threat that will accompany this event.

It is anticipated that thunderstorms may occur in Bismarck and Mandan during the midnight hours; however, it is not anticipated that these storms will approach severe levels.

A few stray showers or some thundershowers here and there may continue to be present during the morning hours of your commute on Thursday.

Keep your eyes on the sky and your radio on for the latest weather updates.

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