Storm Center Update - Saturday AM
December 17, 2011, 7:39 AM
It’s going to be another stellar weekend across KELOLAND. Warm temperatures are timed perfectly for last-minute shoppers or those who want to get a few holes of golf in before it is too late. West winds push throughout South Dakota today with highs near ten degrees above normal. In the western Hills, we’ll push for 50 degrees in a rare spot or two, mostly in the upper 40s.
Clouds continue to file in from the northwest and that could hamper things just a bit today. Expect a dry forecast but southeastern KELOLAND won’t be a mild as Rapid City. Sioux Falls can expect 42 and upper 30s in Aberdeen.
Tonight, it won’t be as chilly. We’ll bottom in the upper teens to near 20 in our eastern corridor, and middles twenties in the Hills.
It’s tough to beat today, but Sunday will best Saturday in almost every way. Quite a few of us break out the 50s by the afternoon and you can expect abundant sunshine as well. Things turn gust by the afternoon, though, signaling the onset of a cold front from the north. Clouds arrive overnight with a flurry chance in the northern Black Hills. The rest of us stay dry through that period.
By Monday, the front knocks us well back. Highs to start the workweek will be in the low to mid 30s. While still above the average, it will be noticeably colder. Wednesday looks to be the warmest day of the workweek, before another front brings late week temperatures down a good deal. We could see brief snow with the arrival of that second front.
Get outside if you can and enjoy the great weekend!