Skies will become partly cloudy this evening and tonight with increasing south winds. The south winds will help bring in warmer air to allow for warming temperatures as we head through the overnight. Temperatures by sunrise will be in the middle twenties in eastern South Dakota after early nighttime lows near twenty.
Thursday will be warmer with partly cloudy skies. Highs will reach the low and middle thirties in eastern South Dakota while forty is forecast for Pierre and fifty is in the forecast for Rapid City.
Colder air will quickly return Thursday night. The colder air will be able to squeeze out another round of light snow. Highs on Friday will be much like the highs from Wednesday with low twenties in the east, thirties in the central, and forties in the west.
The weekend will bring above average highs for both Saturday and Sunday. Low to middle fifties will even be possible in central and western South Dakota on Sunday. The warmer than average highs will continue into early next week.