The weather looks very nice on this Valentine's Day with highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s in eastern KELOLAND, upper 40s in central areas and mid 50s in the west.
The wind will also be much lower, but only temporarily. Skies should remain mostly sunny.
The wind will crank up again this evening out of the south, in some cases gusting over 30 miles per hour. Skies should remain partly cloudy with lows in the lower to middle 20s East River, with mid 30s in the west. The mild weather trend will continue tomorrow with highs in the lower 40s in the east and 50s in central KELOLAND. We are also forecasting 60s in Rapid City, the first of 3 days in the 60s.
The forecast looks very mild through Thursday with the warmest air arriving in our eastern counties on those days. There could be some drizzle or low cloud cover on Thursday as well, but plenty of thawing weather is expected.
There is a storm system that will be tracking through northern KELOLAND Thursday and Friday. This will have an impact on our region, with some potential for heavy wet snow behind the low pressure track. The highest chance for an impact from this storm will be in the northern half of KELOLAND. Temperatures will be much colder behind this storm, closer to normal for this time of year by Friday and Saturday. I don't expect frigid weather next weekend, just near normal with 20s and 30s once again.