T-Storms with Heavy Rain Tonight, Cooler Tomorrow

We have one more 80 degree-ish day before we cool things down for a few days. Today will be partly cloudy with highs ranging from the low 80s in Sioux Falls and across the Tri-State area to the mid 70s across central and northern South Dakota.

A low pressure system moving west to east along the Nebraska/South Dakota state line today and tonight will bring a chance of late day and nighttime thunderstorms. While some storms could be packing hail and strong straight-line wind gusts, the overall severe weather threat is low. There is, however, the potential for heavy rain. Some places could get one-half inch to an inch or more of rain with storms that move through late today and tonight into tomorrow morning.

Behind the system, temperatures are going to drop considerably. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy and breezy with high temps in the mid to upper 60s along I-29. High temps will only reach the low to mid 60s across southwestern Minnesota tomorrow.

The weekend will be cooler with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. Highs will be stuck in the low to mid 70s on Saturday and Sunday. We will dry out and warm up next week. By Monday and Tuesday highs will be back in the 80s.

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Warmer, A Few Storms Today

Today will be partly cloudy and a bit warmer than yesterday. Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 80s this afternoon with a light northerly breeze. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms across central South Dakota and across southeastern South Dakota and northwestern Iowa mainly south of I-90 this afternoon. While one or two storms could bring hail or strong straight-light wind gusts, the overall severe threat is low.

The chance of thunderstorms will continue tomorrow. Once again the overall severe threat will be relatively low, however, tomorrow’s round of storms will bring the potential for heavy rain. One-half inch or more rain will be possible with storms that develop, and that includes extremely dry portions of central and north-central South Dakota.

After the rain ends Wednesday night, we will will cool down for a couple of days. By Thursday and Friday, highs will only reach the low to mid 70s. I do have a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, otherwise the weekend will be partly cloudy with highs in the 70s to 80s.

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A Sunny, Comfortable Start to the Week

Scattered showers and thunderstorms have been hovering between Huron and Mitchell overnight, bringing some much-needed rain to watermelon country. Those showers and thunderstorms will dissipate this morning.

We are off to a sunny, comfortable start to the week. Today will be mostly sunny with highs ranging from the low to mid 80s in the Sioux Falls area to the upper 80s along the James River to the low 90s across central and western South Dakota.

Tomorrow will be warmer with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. The overall severe weather threat is low, but one or two storms could bring hail or strong straight-line wind gusts. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible again on Wednesday into Thursday.

High temperatures will drop into the 70s by late this week. The weekend ahead will be mostly sunny with high temps rolling back into the low to mid 80s. I might have to add a few scattered showers and thunderstorms on Sunday into Monday. I’ll let you know more as we get closer to the weekend.

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