The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central North Dakota, including Mountral, McLean, and Ward counties. This warning includes Minot, and will be in effect until 7:30 p.m.
Severe thunderstorms will be near Makoti and Burlington around 6:50 p.m.; Minot Air Force Base and Rice Lake around 6:55 p.m.; Raub around 7:00 p.m.; Ryder around 7:05 p.m.; and Minot around 7:10 p.m. Southeasterly winds will be moving at 25 mph, with 60 mph wind gusts. Residents are advised to remain indoors and to expect some damage to roofs, siding and trees.
At 7:05 p.m. a flood warning was issued which will be in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday.