Severe weather is possible this afternoon and evening in western South Dakota.
A Tornado Watch is posted for western South Dakota until 8pm MDT. Storms will begin to develop over the next couple of hours with severe weather becoming likely. There’s a lesser chance for storms in central and western South Dakota, but an isolated storm cannot be ruled out. We’re keeping the chance in these areas around twenty to thirty percent. Any storms that do develop in the central and east also have the possibility to become strong to severe with heavy rain. Scattered storms will move west to east across KELOLAND this evening and tonight as temperatures fall to the sixties by the morning.
Wednesday will bring another round of rain to KELOLAND. The rain should hold off until the late afternoon and evening for much of the area, before finally exiting Wednesday night in eastern KELOLAND. The best chance for rain will be in northern South Dakota during the late afternoon. The storms will move east/southeast during the evening and overnight. Highs on Wednesday will be in the eighties in central and eastern South Dakota to the seventies in western KELOLAND.
Unsettled weather will continue Thursday, but Friday is looking dry with highs near eighty. The weekend is looking mostly dry with highs in the lower eighties. Western South Dakota has the best chance for scattered storms through the weekend, but we’re only holding it at twenty percent.