The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Burleigh County and other counties in the state until 10 p.m. tonight. ( July 4th)

Extremely hot temperatures today is making the air unstable and favorable for severe thunderstorms. The counties effective in the watch area include-

  • Burleigh
  • Kidder
  • Emmons
  • Wells
  • Sheridan

This includes the cites and towns of Bismarck, Jamestown, Ashley, Carrington, Linton Steele and Towner. For a complete list of counties and towns, click here.

The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms, dangerous lightening and large size hail with the possibility of strong winds.

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