Strong storms plowed across NE South Dakota overnight, leaving some areas with nearly an inch of rain. There was also a brief tornado touchdown just NE of Java, which is in Walworth County, SD. We don’t know official details yet but will update you after a survey team goes out there.
The rest of the showers and storms are now east of the region. A much calmer forecast is not taking over, as high pressure builds over the Desert Southwest. Drier air is rushing into KELOLAND on the north side of this system. That should make for lends a more pleasant feel to things outdoors. The forecast will finally cooperate for your outdoor plans, as long as you’re comfortable in the heat. A few late-afternoon showers could form over north-central SD or over the Hills, but these seem fairly unlikely given the setup.
This evening should be mild. With clear or mostly clear skies, it won’t take as long for temperatures to begin dropping. Apart from the mosquitoes and other pests, it’s a nice night for outdoor plans or dining.
A shower or two could form over central SD but, again, these don’t show up in every model.
Winds pick up tomorrow across KELOLAND. Otherwise, expect minimal changes to the forecast. The weekend should be slightly cooler but dry overall. We’ve put in a slight chance of rain next Monday or Tuesday.