Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Storms Today

Unfortunately today will not be ideal for viewing the solar eclipse. If you are in Aberdeen or Pierre, you’ll have a better chance because there’ll be a few more breaks in the clouds, but Sioux Falls will be mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered thunderstorms throughout the day. There may, however, be a few breaks in the clouds so don’t give up. Also, I know you don’t need one more person telling you not to look directly at the sun… but don’t look directly at the sun!

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Now the weather: Scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon into this evening and a couple of storms could be strong to severe across southeastern South Dakota eastern Nebraska, western Iowa and southern Minnesota. Hail, wind even a tornado will be possible. High temps will reach the upper 70s to low 80s this afternoon.

The rest of the week will be mostly sunny and dry with highs in the mid to upper 70s. There is a slight chance of scattered storms late Friday night into Saturday morning. The rest of the weekend will be dry with highs in the low 80s.

Cooler, Less Humid Days Ahead

Showers and thunderstorms will exit our region from west to east this morning. The sun will gradually claw its way out from behind the clouds this afternoon and it will be cooler and not as humid. High temps will range from the low to mid 80s with a light northeasterly breeze.

The rest of the week and the weekend will be sunny and comfortable. High temperatures will hold steady in the low to mid 80s into next week.

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Hot and Humid Today, Strong Storms Tonight

Get ready for another day of extreme heat and humidity. Today will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 90s. When you factor in the humidity, the heat index will soar above 100 degrees for much of the afternoon.

A cold front will move across the Dakotas later today, tonight and tomorrow and that will bring a chance of thunderstorms. Storms will develop across central and northern South Dakota late this afternoon and this evening and move east overnight tonight into tomorrow. Some storms will be severe with large hail and strong straight-line wind gusts being the main threat. A tornado or two is also possible. In addition to severe weather, storms will also have the potential to produce heavy rain. An inch or more of rainfall is possible through tomorrow morning.

There is a slight chance that we could see a few scattered thunderstorms in the Sioux Falls area by mid to late evening, however thunderstorms are more likely to develop late tonight and continue through tomorrow morning.

After tomorrow, the rest of the week and the weekend will be mostly sunny and dry. High temps will stay in the low to mid 80s through the weekend.

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