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May 14, 2010 08:40 AM

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Finally, after about two weeks of generally cold and wet weather, a pattern change has arrived. And while the outlook isn’t totally perfect, it’s certainly much better.

With mostly sunny skies, highs will be in the upper 60s to near 70 with winds from the west at 10-20. In other words, it will be great day to be outside. Lows Friday night will not be as cold in the lower to middle 40s. Saturday will feature areas of clouds and also a chance of shower activity spreading from west to east. Sioux Falls and Aberdeen should stay out of the rain chances until early evening at the earliest, with Rapid City seeing the first shot of rain by early morning. Pierre will be in between, with a chance by early afternoon. We are not talking heavy rain and highs will still be in the 60s except for the Rapid City areas stuck in the upper 50s.

The chance for showers will linger into Sunday and Monday, but it will not be a washout. Temperatures will be warming next week into the 70s once again and there is the potential for significant warmth here sometime late next week when 80s could reach KELOLAND. Let the warm-up begin.  Have a great day!