Sioux Falls, SD
Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to headline our weather forecast today. Thunderstorms last night West River produced severe weather including several reports of large hail east of Custer and south of Lead. Additional storms produced locally heavy rainfall in Fall River County of Southwest South Dakota. More storms tracked East River as well, but became very scattered in nature toward Sioux Falls. Amounts around Sioux Falls have generally been under a quarter inch as of 7am.
Looking ahead, we still have a chance of scattered shower and thunderstorm activity during the day, mainly in the southern third of South Dakota into northern Nebraska. Rain chances will end from north to south as a cold front moves across the KELOLAND. Clearing trends will continue tonight as overnight lows drop back into the 50s. This will set the stage for tomorrow’s highs in the mid to upper 70s from Sioux Falls to Aberdeen. Highs West River will be warmer with 81 in Pierre and 82 in Rapid City.
The weekend forecast will start on a dry note in most areas except for the Black Hills where isolated or scattered thunderstorm chances will continue into Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Other areas of KELOLAND and will pick up chances of rain by Saturday night into Sunday. Temperatures should be on a steady climb into the 80s early next week. Another chance of rain also may accompany that warm-up by mid week.