Mild With Scattered Showers This Weekend… Flood Threat Continues

It is going to be another sunny, mild day. A weak cold front passed through overnight and that will knock today’s high temperature down a couple of degrees from our 55 degree high yesterday, but temps will still reach the upper 40s to low 50s this afternoon. It will be cooler with highs in the low to mid 40s across Central and Northern South Dakota where we still have a significant amount of snow on the ground.

Saturday will start with some sunshine, but clouds will increase during the afternoon as a storm system moves out of the Rocky Mountains and onto the plains. While whis system will primarily impact areas well to our south, Saturday night, Sunday and early Monday will be cloudy with scattered showers. A few places could get a little light snow or freezing drizzle as temperatures drop into the low 30s late Sunday night into Monday morning. Overall precipitation should be relatively light, around one-tenth of an inch, maybe up to two-tenths in a few spots. Despite the clouds and showers, the weekend will be mild. High temps will reach the mid 50s on Saturday, cooling to the low 50s on Sunday. Cooler air behind the system will drop highs into the low 40s by Monday. Of course, temperatures will be considerably cooler – in the 40s – across Central and Northern South Dakota where there is still snow on the ground.

After Monday, temperatures will warm considerably. High temps will be back in the 50s Tuesday. Sioux Falls amd locations along and south of I-90 could soar into the mid to upper 60s by Wednesday. Even parts of Northern South Dakota could reach the low 50s by the middle of next week.

We continue to closely monitor the flooding situation. Many points along the southern Big Sioux River, the southern James River, the Redwood River, and most other rivers and creeks will continue to rise through the weekend and into early next week. Many are at or will soon be at major flood stage with a few at near record levels. While many rivers are expected to crest this weekend or early next week, additional crests expected next week as more snow melts. For the latest flood warnings go to or check out our KSFY Weather App. We will continue to monitor the flooding and will bring you updates as the situation develops.