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June 28, 2012 07:20 AM

Storm Center Update-Thursday AM

Sioux Falls, SD

Another Warm Day in KELOLAND…Chances of Scattered Storms the Next 48 Hours…Hotter Temperatures Forecast Next Week…

After hitting 96 yesterday in Sioux Falls, the weather will be a little cooler today.  Highs will be close to 90, with upper 80s and lower 90s in most of KELOLAND. 

Today's Planner for Sioux Falls is still plenty warm, near 90 in the afternoon.

The warm temperatures will not help the fire danger in the Black Hills today.  Here's a look at the Rapid City skycam this morning...looking at smoke over the Black Hills.




The biggest headline is the chance of some rain, which is needed in most areas.  The June rainfall deficit is now over 2” in Aberdeen, Mitchell, and Sioux Falls.


Futurescan is keeping most areas dry for today, with a 20% chance of rain in western KELOLAND tonight.  Most of the rain tonight is forecast in Nebraska. 

There will be better chances of scattered t-storm tomorrow across central and northern KELOLAND…about 20%-30%.


It will still be very warm with highs close to 100 in Winner. 


It looks like Sioux Falls will get a shot at some rain tomorrow night.  Folks that get a thunderstorm could pick up a .50”.  A similar scenario will repeat on Saturday, so there’s a chance for more much needed rainfall.


The pattern will stay warm next week, it’s just a question of how warm.  The European model is again forecasting temperatures soaring to near 100 across many areas of the central plains next week, so we’ll be watching this trend.  The drier we are, the easier it will be to see hotter temperatures in the long-range forecast.