The weekend is almost here and we are off to a really nice start. Today will be sunny, warm and breezy. High temperatures will range from the low 70s in Sioux Falls and across the southeast to the 60s along and west of the James Valley. There is a cold front that will be moving across the plains today and that’s why temperatures will be a bit cooler west of I-29. Wind gusts to between 25 and 35 mph are likely throughout the day. Gusts from 45 to 50 mph are possible across parts of southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa later this morning through this afternoon. The wind will shift from the south to the northwest as the front passes.
Tomorrow will be sunny and not as windy with highs in the low to mid 60s. That’s a bit cooler than today, but still above average for this time of year.
A second front is looming and will bring more significant changes late Sunday into Monday. On Sunday before the front passes, it will be cloudy and windy with scattered showers. High temps will still climb into the upper 50s to low 60s on Sunday afternoon. On Monday after the front has passed, it will be cloudy, windy and much colder. Highs will only reach the upper 40s on Monday afternoon.
We will rebound a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday with another front bringing even colder air by Thursday. We’re talkin’ high temps in the low to mid 40s by late next week.