Sunny and Mild Today… A Nice Labor Day Weekend

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is almost here! Other than clouds and scattered rain Friday night into Saturday morning, the weekend forecast is looking great for the State Fair or anything else you might have going on outdoors.

Today will be sunny and a bit breezy with high temps in the upper 70s. It won’t be as windy as it was Tuesday, but northwesterly wind gusts of 15 to 25 mph are likely throughout the day.

A couple of relatively weak waves of energy will move across our region tomorrow into Saturday and that’s our only hiccup in the holiday weekend forecast. Friday will start with sunshine, but clouds will gradually increase throughout the afternoon. Scattered showers will develop across central South Dakota by mid to late afternoon Friday and move east to Sioux Falls by Friday evening. Scattered rain is likely Friday night with clouds and showers gradually exiting from west to east on Saturday morning.

While there could be a couple of isolated thundershowers, I do not expect severe weather. Rainfall amounts of one-quarter to one-half inch are possible with the heaviest rain falling along and south of the South Dakota/Nebraska state line.

We will see some sunshine on Saturday afternoon but high temps will only reach the low 70s. We’ll do our best to make up for that on Sunday and Monday with plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.


Sioux Falls Area Forecast

Updated by Meteorologist Shawn Cable on Thursday, August 29 at 3:55 AM


Sunny and breezy. High: 79°. Wind: North 10 to 20 mph with an occasional gust to 25 mph.

Clear. Low: 51°. Wind: North at 5 mph.

Sunny in the morning with clouds increasing during the afternoon. High: 72°. Wind: East 5 to 10 mph. Scattered showers are likely on Friday night.

A Sunny, Warm Start to the Week

It is the first week of school for a lot of kids and we are off to a relatively quiet, summery start. Today will be mostly sunny, warm and humid with temperatures ranging from the mid to low low 80s in Sioux Falls to the mid to upper 80s along the James River to the low 90s across central South Dakota. Scattered thunderstorms are possible along the James River late this afternoon into this evening with storms redeveloping along and east of I-29 late this evening and overnight tonight. The overall severe weather threat for later today and tonight is low, however, one or two storms could produce marginally severe hail, straight line wind gusts or even a weak tornado.

After one more warm, humid day tomorrow, cooler air will arrive and take us comfortably through the rest of the week. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny with below average high temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Scattered thunderstorms are back in the forecast for late Friday, Friday night into Saturday morning. After that, the rest of the upcoming weekend is looking good. Saturday and Sunday will be partly cloudy with just a slight chance of a random, isolated thunderstorm. Highs will be slightly warmer – in the low to mid 80s – this weekend.


Sioux Falls Area Forecast
Updated by Meteorologist Shawn Cable on Monday, August 19 at 3:42 AM


Mostly sunny, warm and humid. High: 83°. Wind: South 10 to 20 mph.

Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms late. Low: 68°. Wind: South 5 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy, warmer and more humid. High: 87°. Wind: West becoming north 5 to 15 mph.

A Sunny, Comfortable Start to the Week

Our weather is going to be quiet and comfortable for the last few days of July. Today and tomorrow will be sunny with below average high temperatures in the upper 70s. After an isolated thunderstorm or two on Tuesday night, Wednesday will be slightly warmer and just a bit more humid.

Thursday will be right on par for the first day of August. Partly cloudy and muggy with high temperatures in the mid 80s. Friday will be partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning and again in the afternoon and at night.

Weather for the upcoming weekend is looking fantastic. A few lingering thunderstorms are possible Saturday morning, then it will be partly cloudy, warm and humid with high temps in the low to mid 80s.