Sunny & Hot Today

The sunny, warmer than average weather pattern we’ve been enjoying for the past several days will continue through the rest of the week. Today will be sunny with high temps ranging from the upper 80s in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen to the mid 90s across central and western South Dakota.

We could catch an isolated shower or thunderstorm along and west of the James River late tonight. At this time, I don’t expect severe weather. Sunny, warm weather will continue tomorrow and Friday with a few changes rolling in by the weekend.

A cold front will slide across the region late this week, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms late Friday, Friday night and Saturday. Some storms could be strong to severe with the potential for heavy rain in some places. That front will also knock our temperatures back to or below average for the weekend. Highs will only reach the 60s to 70s on Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re not quite ready to let go of the summertime temperatures yet, you’re in luck. Long-range models are suggesting that highs will be back in the 80s – possibly even 90s in some places – by the middle of next week.