An active forecast is ahead for the weekend as showers and thunderstorms will be likely in KELOLAND. Today’s thunderstorms will be focused in western and central KELOLAND, but even Aberdeen will see scattered showers and t-storms late this afternoon and evening. Sioux Falls may have some isolated rain areas to watch later this afternoon, but most of the southeast will stay dry. Highs will still be in the mid to upper 80s from Aberdeen to Sioux Falls, with lower 70s in Rapid City.
Showers and storms will continue tonight in Aberdeen, Pierre, and Rapid City. Sioux Falls will likely stay dry, but the chance of rain will increase tomorrow.
Highs on Saturday will range from the lower 70s in Rapid City to the mid 80s in Sioux Falls. It looks like the focus for rain will shift east into Sioux Falls Saturday, so be aware of heavier downpours as we maintain a 50% chance of thunderstorms.
Better chances of showers and storms will enter KELOLAND on Sunday as the main low pressure system moves through the region. Some heavy rain will be possible and a few areas of severe weather.
Widespread 1”+ rainfall amounts are forecast in KELOLAND through Monday. The latest drought monitor continues to show moderate drought condtions in much of the southeast, so the rainfall should help those rain deficits.
Another system should affect KELOLAND by either Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Temperatures should be a little cooler in the 70s.