Sunny and Warm Today, Changes Ahead

Throw on your shorts and grab the shades! Today is going to be another sunny, warm day. High temperatures will be back in the 80s this afternoon, which is about ten degrees above average for this time of year.

A slow-moving front continues to make its way across the Dakotas and that will bring a slight chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms to Central and Northern South Dakota later today and tonight. That front will move east as we roll into the weekend, bringing showers and thunderstorms tomorrow and Saturday followed by cooler temperatures on Saturday and Sunday.

While there could be an isolated thunderstorm or two during the day tomorrow, as of right now I think the best chance of rain for Sioux Falls will be on Friday night. Central and Northeastern South Dakota will likely see scattered thunderstorms during the day on Friday with storms redeveloping Friday evening and Friday night. Some places could get one-quarter inch or more of rain. One or two storms could be severe, however the overall severe threat is relatively low.

High temperatures will drop into the 60s to low 70s this weekend, but that won’t last long. Next week will be mostly sunny with highs warming back into the 80s by Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mostly sunny. High: 87°. Wind: South 10-20 mph.

Partly cloudy. Low: 63°. Wind: Southeast becoming east after midnight 5-10 mph.

Partly cloudy with a slight chance of scattered thunderstorms. High: 85°. Wind: Southeast 10-20 mph.