A line of rain has set up along the James River Valley this afternoon and it is moving east. Rain amounts have been light, with a couple hundredths to just over a tenth of an inch reported in central South Dakota. Amounts east of the James River will range from a couple hundredths to a half inch. The half inch amounts will be focused east of Interstate 29.
Once the rain moves through, winds will become west/northwest to help bring in drier and slightly cooler air. The drier air will help move the rain and clouds east to give clearing skies for the overnight. Lows will eventually hit the thirties and forties by Thursday morning.
Thursday will be sunny and warm. Highs will rebound to the sixties and low seventies. Winds will not be as strong as what we’ve had over the past couple of days; in fact, we’ll have light winds for Friday too. Friday’s highs will be slightly warmer with many locations in the low to middle seventies.
The dry and warm weather will continue for the weekend with highs in the sixties and seventies. Our next chance for rain is on Monday as temps cool to the fifties and sixties.