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May 19, 2017 03:22 PM

Storm Center Update-Friday PM, May 19

It was cold enough to snow in the Black Hills overnight and early this morning. Lead, Custer, and Mt Rushmore each recorded three inches. Temperatures remain much below-normal, in the 40s to low 50s.

Light to moderate rain showers continue, mainly in the southern half of KELOLAND.
Through 3 pm, amounts had been up to about half an inch.


Tonight rain showers will become spotty, though clouds will remain. Late in the evening, another round of rain showers will move up from Nebraska, bringing more light to moderate showers, mainly in the eastern half of KELOLAND. It will be a cool night, in the upper 30s to low 40s East River.

Tomorrow will be partly cloudy in the western half of South Dakota, and cloudy and rainy in the eastern half of KELOLAND.  


Rainfall amounts could be around a half inch, with 1 inch possible along the Nebraska border in the lower Missouri River valley. It will also be a cool day, with highs only in the upper 40s to low 50s, and a north breeze.

Light showers could linger into Sunday morning in the NE corner of South Dakota, as the low pressure system moves into northern Minnesota. Otherwise, we expect skies to become partly cloudy. 

Sunday also looks warmer, with afternoon temperatures in the 60s. Central South Dakota should have the most abundant sunshine, so low 70s will be possible in that area.


Another system comes in from the northwest early next week, bringing showers for Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will remain cooler than normal because of it. We should dry out by Wednesday, with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Temperatures should warm back into the low 70s starting next Thursday, and it looks like we’ll stay in the low 70s right through Memorial Day weekend. In fact, longer range model forecasts suggest we’ll stay near-normal in the low 70s into the first couple days of June.

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