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August 24, 2013 05:56 PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

After a cloudy and rainy start to the weekend for a select few, Saturday’s turned into a scorcher for all.  Highs topped out at 100°+ for many along the Missouri River.  Heat indexes East River still hover near or above 100°.  Add to that Heat Advisory.  This Advisory sticks around through early next week for most East River. 
Sioux Falls won the rain lottery, with several light storms.  Despite that, the official mark was only 0.20.”

There is a “cold front” moving through the northeast and west corner of KELOLAND right now.  It’s not going to lead to any cooler temperatures, just a change in winds.  The boundary is easy to spot on radar but the air is much too dry here for rain.  There ARE strong to severe storms well up into North Dakota, so keep that in mind if you’re traveling tonight. 

After tonight’s calm and mild forecast, the sunshine and above-normal temperature trend continues for the week to come.  Today was about the best chance of rain many will have for awhile.  It’ll still be somewhat humid for the next few days, but we shouldn’t see many shots of thunderstorms.  Highs will be a good 10-15 degrees above average for late August into early September. 

The next slim chance of rain is Tuesday in Aberdeen.  Right now it looks like most of that will be in North Dakota.  Then on Thursday the pattern flattens slightly.  That allows a weak system into eastern SD, and we’ve included slight chances of rain. 

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