It is going to be another windy day. It won’t be quite as windy as yesterday – we’re talkin’ gusts to around 40 mph throughout the day – but it will be colder. Highs will only reach the low 50s this afternoon. Central and western South Dakota will be a bit warmer with afternoon highs reaching the low 60s.
The wind will die down late this afternoon into this evening and that will lead us into an absolutely incredible day tomorrow. Wednesday is definitely the nicest day on the 7 Day Forecast with sunshine, highs in the upper 60s to low 70s and just a light northwest breeze.
A powerful cold front will blast across the region on Thursday, bringing more wind and much colder temperatures as we roll toward the weekend. By Friday morning, temps will drop into the 20s with highs only reaching the upper 30s to low 40s on Friday afternoon. The front will be mostly dry, but a few scattered light rain or snow showers will be possible late Thursday night into Friday morning. At this time I do not expect any accumulation.
While we will warm a bit through the weekend, temperatures will remain below average. High temps will stay in the low to mid 40s on Saturday, warming to near 50 on Sunday. Morning low temperatures will drop to the low to mid 20s through the weekend.