There is a patch of low clouds that is streaming south out of eastern South Dakota, and they’ll cast a shadow over areas east of the James River during the early part of the day. But by afternoon, KELOLAND should be feeling sunshine. Temperatures in the eastern part of the area will be about the same as yesterday, while Rapid City should soar to 51.
Tonight and tomorrow, skies will turn partly cloudy as warmer air moves in. In fact, Sunday’s temperatures will be ten-plus degrees above normal. We’re looking for 37 in Aberdeen and 42 in Sioux Falls. The winds will crank up in western South Dakota, so Sunday will be a little cooler with clouds in Rapid City.
The bitter cold of last week has retreated into Canada, so we will be feeling milder, Pacific air next week. The only problem is that winds in the upper atmosphere will be out of the northwest all week – a perfect formula for strong winds. So look for a few periods of blustery conditions next week. Temperatures will be on the warm side, at or slightly above-normal.