The warm spell comes to an end on Friday. Colder temperatures will move in Friday to allow for a slight chance for a wintry mix. Temperatures in some areas will fall twenty or thirty degrees Thursday to Friday. By the looks of the long range forecasts, the cold air will stick around into next week.
Snow and ice will continue to melt in eastern KELOLAND for the next several days, but once the weekend gets here we might be able to replenish some of the lost snow. Tonight’s lows will fall to the twenties in much of KELOLAND while western South Dakota falls to the thirties. Tuesday will be another sunny and warm day. Highs will range from near forty degrees in eastern KELOLAND to the sixties in Rapid City. Southerly winds will slowly increase during the overnight and into Tuesday morning, and while it will become breezy during the morning, winds will slowly diminish during the day. The warmth will continue through at least Thursday, as highs will warm to the forties to near fifty over the next couple of days in eastern KELOLAND. Central and western South Dakota will continue to see temperatures in the fifties and sixties.