Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies will last for the rest of the afternoon. Highs will eventually be in the lower eighties in eastern South Dakota to the middle/upper eighties in central and western South Dakota. There will even be a couple of nineties in the plains of western South Dakota.
Clouds will thicken after 5:00 in western South Dakota with developing showers and storms possible after 6:00. Central and eastern KELOLAND will remain dry through the evening but scattered rain is in the forecast for tonight. Lows will fall to the middle sixties.
Periods of rain will be possible in eastern KELOLAND on Thursday. In fact, pockets of a half inch to a full inch of rain will be possible underneath the stronger storms. Not everyone will get those amounts due to the scattered nature of the rain. Due to the thick cloud cover, eastern KELOLAND will be in the upper seventies to near eighty. Central and western South Dakota will have more sunshine and warmer temps with highs eventually getting into the nineties for Pierre and Rapid City.
There will be lingering rain east of Interstate 29 early Friday, and then skies will become partly cloudy. Highs on Friday will be in the eighties and low nineties.
The weekend is looking mostly dry with just a slight chance for scattered storms in western South Dakota on Saturday. Highs this weekend will be in the seventies and eighties.
Eastern KELOLAND will have cooler temperatures early next week with highs in the middle/upper seventies on Monday. It won’t be as cool in central and western South Dakota where temperatures will warm to the eighties.