It’s turned into a pleasant day (for most) after early morning cloud-cover and a chill. Despite that persistent rain, Sioux Falls officially managed only 0.01”. Perhaps most surprising: the Hills have managed to warm up, with highs fighting for the 50s! Obviously, without the snowpack, those in Rapid City and Spearfish would be much warmer, likely in the upper 60s.
The last little round of rain is JUST leaving our Iowa and Minnesota counties. That brings an end to the storm that’s plagued KELOLAND since Thursday night! High pressure comes in behind this and we’ll have sinking, calmer air through Thursday.
There are still some trouble spots in the forecast, though, mainly the chance of fog forming overnight. Many of our western counties didn’t just receive snow. There was plenty of moisture wrapped up in that, as well. With a warmer day today and winds going light overnight, that’s often a good bed for fog. Prevailing winds are out of the west tonight, so river valleys favoring that type of fog should take note.
Another issue from all of the moisture will be the chance of flooding. There’s a Flood Advisory in place for Pennington County, as minor flooding has been spotted along Rapid Creek.
The week to come looks extremely quiet. The quiet air heads all the way to the Gulf of Mexico and our highs climb back into the 70s for many in the east. Hard to believe given the past 3 days! By late Thursday we’re watching another southwestern low close in on KELOLAND. This one takes a more north-south track than last week’s storm and, for now, there doesn’t look to be as much cold air behind it. We keep the Friday-Saturday rain chance in place for almost everyone.