Clouds have become thick near Highway 81 and east this afternoon. Due to the clouds, temperatures are cool with readings in the upper fifties and lower sixties. West of this area we’ve had plenty of sunshine, allowing temperatures to warm to the seventies in central South Dakota to near eighty in Rapid City.
Clouds in the east will slowly go away this evening and tonight but temperatures will not be as cold as this morning. Expect lows to fall to the forties in eastern KELOLAND to near fifty in western South Dakota.
Wednesday will be closer to average for many locations, but northwest winds will increase behind a cold front. The strongest winds will be found in western and central South Dakota with speeds of twenty to thirty-five miles per hour. Eastern KELOLAND will have wind speeds of fifteen to thirty mile per hour.
Thursday and Friday will remain dry with highs in the sixties. Colder air will move into the upper plains this weekend. Areas in eastern KELOLAND will have a frost or a freeze during the mornings this weekend. I wouldn’t be surprised if we fall to the twenties one of those mornings. Saturday and Sunday afternoon will be dry with highs in the sixties and seventies.