With mostly clear skies and a dying wind, it’s quite chilly in a few spots early on this morning. But we are expecting a nice weekend, something of a break from the past few days and rougher weekends. Highs will be back closer to average and the winds will be lighter. The sun should be out for most of the day, with a few more fair-weather clouds likely in the NE.
A trough starts to arrive tonight to the far west. We’ll have some extra cloud-cover but that should keep overnight lows from plummeting after midnight. Still, you might want to pack a jacket this evening. Tomorrow will be much windier, as a strong south wind helps warm us up. That’s all in advance of the next big weather-maker, due to arrive in the Black Hills early Monday morning. We’ll still have the extra day of sunshine before some clouds move into the west late in the day.
There’s not a huge amount of moisture with this system. There’s a slim shot of wintry mix in the Hills Monday. This spreads east in a thin band late Monday. Wintry mix is possible in the east heading into Monday night, at which point it would likely turn into snow.
The second part of the storm comes Tuesday. The better moisture and energy comes out of the south and thus Sioux Falls has a better overall chance of rain than others. Snow is more likely, though, for those NW of Sioux Falls. Right now, it looks like very cold rain in town. Clouds stick around through early Thursday. Our morning lows start getting closer to the teens by then, as well.