Heavy Rain Forecast on Sunday Afternoon into Monday

A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND WARM FRONT ARE FORECAST TO MOVE INTO SOUTHERN NORTH DAKOTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND INTO MONDAY. VERY MOIST AIR WILL BE DRAWN INTO THE SYSTEM...SETTING THE STAGE FOR POTENTIALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND INTO THE DAY ON MONDAY.

A LARGE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS IS FORECAST TO INITIALLY DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST AND FAR SOUTH CENTRAL...SPREADING TO THE NORTHEAST INTO SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST TO SLOWLY DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST MONDAY AFTERNOON...EXCEPT FOR THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...WHERE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN MAY CONTINUE INTO MONDAY EVENING. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE BY MONDAY EVENING ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS IN THE NORTHWEST.

THOSE CAMPING FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND INTO MONDAY AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY. USE CAUTION WHEN SETTING UP CAMP NEAR CREEKS AND STREAMS. SHOWN BELOW IS THE FORECAST RAINFALL THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.



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