Many of us are watching skies clear early this afternoon. Winds remain steadily strong and sometimes gusty, well behind a stronger cold front. There IS a plume of showers in south-central South Dakota. This round has been light in most areas, except for Valentine. This could easily clip Sioux Falls and Mitchell before sunset, but should remain on the lighter side.
Several communities picked up very heavy rains last night and into this morning. While we did receive reports of localized flooding, it appears many of these issues are better now. The line of heaviest rain goes from Mitchell-DeSmet-Clear Lake-Ortonville. There’s also a secondary area near Faulk, Hand and Spink Counties that had rain totals topping three inches. Despite seemingly heavy downpours, Sioux Falls also picked up 0.06”!
After this last bit of rain clears later today, we have clear skies and below-normal temps in place for the next few days. Fog is also a possibility in the northeast late tonight; if fog doesn’t form, low-hanging stratus clouds probably will. Otherwise, it will be cool, with most of our lows in the 40s!
Tomorrow should be the coolest day of the next week. It will be pleasant in the afternoon, but highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Warmer air moves in from the West Coast by the weekend and the highest readings should be in Rapid City. A chance of late-day rain returns to the Black Hills on Sunday. The rest of us have a chance of isolated storms Monday. Some could see additional rain Wednesday.