Though we had a break from the heat and humidity over the weekend, the warmer air has returned. But how long will it last?
Meteorological fall starts in September, so in theory we should be seeing the cooler air, but it looks like above average highs will continue for at least the first week and a half of the month.
By about midweek of next week, cooler air will slide in from the northwest. This should give us a taste of fall temps as models are suggesting some areas with highs only in the 60s. Sixties for highs is something we usually don't see until the end of September.
In fact, our average highs go from the upper 70s in eastern South Dakota and the low 80s in central and western KELOLAND to the middle 60s in eastern South Dakota to the upper 60s in central and west.
But our cool down during that time may only be temporary; I expect temps will warm above average shortly after the cool spell.
As far as rain goes, I think we'll be caught up in a northwest flow from time to time, allowing steady hits of rain. This should give many locations in KELOLAND average or above average rain for the month.