After a very active weekend of weather, we are looking at a quiet start to this Monday. Sioux Falls picked up 2.47” in rain on Sunday…a record for the date. Widespread 1-3” totals were common from the weekend, so the rain that was needed arrived for many…too much too fast for some areas. Here's a look at rainfall totals just from yesterday.
The weather looks mild today with highs mainly in the 70s. We are forecasting 72 in Aberdeen with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Sioux Falls will be in the upper 70s, with mid 70s in both Pierre and Rapid City. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop in the Black Hills region tonight, with more activity expected farther east on Tuesday.
Heavy rain is looking possible tomorrow and tomorrow as the showers and storms track from west to east during the day. The storms will likely affect Sioux Falls tomorrow night and early Wednesday. Over an 1” of rain will be possible…with locally heavier totals expected. Also, a major severe outbreak is forecast across much of Nebraska and Iowa tomorrow night.
A cooler forecast is ahead the rest of the work week with highs mainly in the 70s…even a few 60s in the west and north. Another rain system is forecast by the weekend, so we’ll keep an eye on that too for the potential for more moisture in KELOLAND.