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September 27, 2013 03:40 PM

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Welcome to a breeze hit of fall!  Temperatures are certainly on the cool side for ¾ of South Dakota and overcast skies are largely to blame. 
A strong cold front continues to cross KELOLAND from west to east.  It brings very good chances of rainfall, plenty of cool north wind and gray skies.  There’s also been a few flakes of snow in the highest Black Hills!  Still, the rain out west has struggled to materialize just yet. 
The other rain band is right along the actual front.  It extends well to our south, way into Kansas.  Most of this activity is lighter but the band won’t move all that much for the next few hours.  We’ll track the west line of showers as it runs right into the east band.  Once that happens, the rain will intensify for several hours.  This is over the same area we’ve shown you the past few days.  The heaviest rain should be from Gregory to Watertown, so just west of Sioux Falls and just east of Aberdeen.  Much of this will come during the overnight but an inch or more is certainly possible.  Skies will clear in the west and it will be COLD, down to the middle 30s in the Hills!
We’ll carry a chance of morning rain for the far eastern counties tomorrow but this is mainly for Minnesota.  Clear skies may take awhile for those East River and we’ll be cooler in the east.  Tomorrow will be a MUCH nicer day West River.  Highs will get back closer to average. 
Sunday through Wednesday should be quiet, with highs generally warm by early October standards.  We do have a chance of rain next Thursday. 

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