While western and central South Dakota have clear skies this morning, there are a couple of clouds along and east of the James River Valley. These clouds will eventually go away to give to a partly cloudy afternoon. Temperatures will remain cool with highs near fifty in eastern South Dakota. Temps will be slightly warmer in central and western South Dakota with highs in the middle fifties. Winds will increase from the north/northwest to average speeds of fifteen to twenty-five miles per hour. The wind will add an extra bite to the air this afternoon.
As cold Canadian high pressure moves through KELOLAND tonight and Friday, skies will clear and winds will be light. Tonight’s lows will fall to the teens in central and northeast South Dakota, while twenties will be common in western and southeastern KELOLAND. The cold air will last into Friday with highs in the low to middle forties in central and eastern KELOLAND. Winds will remain light in southeast South Dakota, while they’ll be on the increase through the day in northeast, central, and western South Dakota. South winds will become breezy in western South Dakota to help warm the west to the lower fifties.
The strong south winds will move through KELOLAND for the weekend. This will help temperatures return to the fifties and sixties with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.
The winds will calm down into early next week with temperatures remaining near their seasonal averages (50°). There is a slight chance for light showers on Monday.