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March 15, 2012 06:00 AM

Storm Center Update-Thursday AM

Sioux Falls, SD

After some cooler weather yesterday in much of KELOLAND, highs will be warmer today with 75 in Sioux Falls, a new record.  Highs will be in the upper 60s in Aberdeen and low to mid 70s in Pierre and Rapid City.  Winds will be mainly from the southeast at 5-10mph.  Overnight will be mild for this time of year with lows in the 40s.  This will set-up a very warm day tomorrow with many areas in the 80s.  Sioux Falls will close to 80 and should set another record high.  Winds will be stronger tomorrow afternoon with gusts from the south at 15-30mph, leading to higher fire danger.  A fire weather watch has been issued for much of western and central KELOLAND.

Warm weather will continue into the weekend and much stronger winds are forecast by Sunday.  It looks like we’ll hold in the 70s, but changes are in store for early next week.  Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Monday into Tuesday, with the best chances found in eastern KELOLAND.  As this system moves through, temperatures are expected to cool by the middle of next week into the 60s, which is still well above normal.  Another warming trend is expected at the end of next week when highs may jump back into the 70s.


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