A cold front will move through eastern KELOLAND this afternoon and evening. It will be responsible for scattered showers and storms, mainly in western Minnesota late this afternoon and evening. Some of the storms will zip down the front to the southwest and will cover southeast South Dakota. Any storms that develop will have the possibility to become severe with hail being the main threat in the early stages of the storms, and then eventually becoming a wind threat. I expect to see the storms develop around 4:00 or 5:00. General showers and thundershowers will be possible behind the front during the late afternoon and evening. Any rain that develops will move east and slightly southeast through the evening. You’ll know when the front passes or has passed your area as winds will be strong from the northwest at twenty to thirty-five miles per hour. We’ve already had gusts to near fifty miles per hour earlier today in western South Dakota. Winds will slowly die down tonight and skies will also slowly clear with temperatures falling to the fifties.
Thursday will be much cooler, as much as twenty degrees cooler for some. Expect highs in the low seventies in eastern South Dakota to the middle seventies in central and western KELOLAND. Winds will not be as strong, but they will favor a northerly direction at ten to twenty miles per hour.
The cool air will stay for Friday with highs remaining in the lower seventies in eastern KELOLAND. Upper seventies and lower eighties will be in central and western South Dakota with everyone under dry skies. Temperatures will slowly warm this weekend with temperatures returning to near eighty in eastern South Dakota to upper eighties in central and western South Dakota. Temperatures will continue their slow warming trend into next week.