If you’ve been holding on for one more chance to wear your favorite shorts, jorts, tank top, summer dress, etc., today is your day. Well, you might want to avoid the dress because it’s going to be really windy, but you get my point. It is going to be a warm, summerlike day. And it’s only today… By tomorrow you’ll be scrambling for your long pants and winter coat.
We will start with clouds and even an isolated shower or thundershower this morning, but by this afternoon it will be sunny, windy and warm. High temps will range from around 80 degrees in Sioux Falls to the upper 80s around Yankton, Vermillion and Sioux City. The wind will switch to the northwest and increase this afternoon. Gusts to between 30 and 40 mph are likely into this evening.
The cold front will move across Central and Northern South Dakota by later this morning and that means cooler high temperatures earlier in the day. Both Aberdeen and Pierre will reach the upper 60s to low 70s with northwesterly wind gusts to between 40 and 50 mph through much of the afternoon and into this evening.
That front will blast through all of South Dakota and half way across Minnesota and Iowa by early evening. Which means that by the time this system starts producing thunderstorms, it should be well east of our KSFY coverage area. There is, however a chance of severe weather across Southeastern Minnesota, Northeastern Iowa and Western Wisconsin later this afternoon into this evening.
Tomorrow will be much, much colder. High temps will be about 30 to 40 degrees colder than they’re going to be today. Clouds will increase by tomorrow afternoon with showers likely tomorrow afternoon and night. We’re looking at about one-quarter inch or less of rain through tomorrow night.
Friday will be mostly cloudy with high temps warming back into the upper 50s. We’ll see some sunshine on Saturday with rain developing late Sunday. Highs will stay in the low to mid 50s through the weekend. We are keeping an eye on a system that could bring measurable rain Sunday night, Monday into Tuesday. Some of our forecast models are suggesting that we could get one to two inches with that system. It’s still early and there’s a lot that can change between now and then, but it’s definitely something we will be watching over the next several days.