It has been a fairly pleasant autumn day, although a little cool along and east of I-29 where temperatures have been below normal in the 50s much of the day. Western South Dakota has been much warmer, with temps in the upper 60s under partly cloudy skies.
Tonight a band of clouds will pass through and then break up. With a mostly clear sky, a light southerly breeze will help keep temperatures in the 40s.
Tomorrow will be a sunny and much warmer East River. A brisk south breeze with sunshine will warm us above-average into the upper 60s to low 70s. Western South Dakota will be a little cooler, in the low to mid 60s, with winds turning to a northerly direction.
On Friday we’ll have a little energy streaming through in the morning, so isolated light showers will be possible in the morning. Western South Dakota will be a little cooler, so there might even be a few flakes of snow mixed in with the light rain showers. With winds taking on a northeasterly direction, we will cool back into the upper 50s to low 60s across KELOLAND.
Forecast models are coming into a little more agreement regarding rain this weekend. It now appears we’ll have a fast-moving band of light rain showers come through later in the day Saturday into the early morning hours of Sunday. Rainfall amounts will be light, measured in the tenths of an inch. Otherwise skies will be mostly cloudy on Saturday, and temperatures will top out in the 50s to around 60 degrees.
Clouds should break up by Sunday afternoon. Under partly cloudy skies it will again be cool, with cooler-than-normal high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.
Temperatures look sharply warmer beginning Monday, with a dry weather pattern setting in. We expect above-average temperatures in the 60s all of next week. A few locations in western South Dakota may even hit the 70 degree mark. The first half of the week is looking rain-free, though that may change for the second half of next week.
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