Thunderstorms will bring heavy rain to southern South Dakota, southern Minnesota, northern Iowa and northern Nebraska today and tonight. The heaviest rain will fall along and south of I-90 with some locations getting 2 to 3 or more inches of rain through tomorrow. the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for locations south of I-90 that is in effect this afternoon through Thursday morning. Sioux Falls, Yankton, Vermilion, Freeman, Sioux City, Sioux Center, Spirit Lake/Okoboji, Spencer, Le Mars and Cherokee are just some of the cities included in the watch.
The rain and clouds will hold temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s today and tomorrow.
Unfortunately, the driest part of our region will not be getting much rain at all. Most of northern South Dakota will stay dry with high temps in the 80s through the rest of the week.
Our unsettled weather pattern will calm down a little by the weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s, but there will still be a chance of late day and nighttime thunderstorms through the weekend.