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August 01, 2015 10:35 AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

It was a warm day for some areas of KELOLAND with afternoon temperatures reaching the upper 90s in north-central South Dakota. The high clouds leftover from the morning thunderstorms kept the rest of KELOLAND in the 80s to low 90s. But strong storms are still expected this evening.

As of 3:30PM, a few clouds were seen developing along the front in central South Dakota. This area along the front will likely be where storms will develop. The current storm track is to the east and southeast into areas where more moisture is available, giving the storms the chance to increase in strength and become severe with strong wind gusts and large hail. There is just enough wind energy that we could see rotation in some cells so we won’t be surprised if a couple tornado warnings are issued however, the tornado threat is minimal. As the storms grow and get bigger, the main threat will switch to a strong wind gusts.

As the thunderstorms move southeastward this evening and overnight, skies will clear out behind the storms. Lows tonight in the low to mid-60s are expected.

Sunday will be sunny with highs a little cooler that today, 80s to near 90 degrees are expected.

The 7-day forecast has a cooling trend with high temps reaching the 70s by end of next week. Organized storms return mid-week.

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