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March 28, 2015 02:21 AM

Storm Center Update- Saturday AM

Sioux Falls, SD

A windy weekend is ahead in KELOLAND.  We have high wind warnings in effect for Tonight West River, including Rapid City.  Gusts to 60 mph from the NW are possible. 

In addition, fire weather concerns will be high today in the west with a Red Flag Warning posted for the western 1/4th of South Dakota.  Highs near 80 are expected in Rapid City, while Pierre should climb into the upper 60s.


Aberdeen will be cooler in the mid 50s, with highs near 50 in Sioux Falls.  South winds will blow at 15-30 mph today in most spots East River.


Strong NW winds will spread across the remainder of KELOLAND late tonight and into Sunday morning.  Gusts to 50 mph are possible in Sioux Falls.  We also expect areas of showers overnight with the best chances of rain falling in the northeast.  Windy weather will keep overnight lows from falling too much, mainly in the 40s in most areas.

The rain will not be enough to help limit the fire danger in much of the southeast tomorrow.  A fire weather watch has been posted for the much of the southeast, including Sioux Falls for Sunday afternoon.  Windy conditions and highs in the upper 50s are expected.

Warmer weather is still on the way for early next week.  Highs should stay in the 60s and 70s through Wednesday.

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