A cold front has pushed through KELOLAND, bringing a cooler and drier forecast to the region. Yesterday’s rainfall was scattered, with locally 1” just south of Sioux Falls in northern Lincoln County. The heaviest rain over the weekend fell north of Sioux Falls. Milbank had local flash flooding with 3-4” of rain in the area, with heavy rain also near Big Stone City. Even 2+” fell just north of Brookings.
Today’s forecast looks quiet with mostly sunny skies. Highs will be near 75 in Sioux Falls, with lower 80s expected in central and western KELOLAND with light winds. This trend will continue tonight with mostly clear skies. Overnight lows will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s from Aberdeen to Sioux Falls. A slightly warmer forecast is expect tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 80s from Pierre to Rapid City. Sioux Falls and Aberdeen will be in the upper 70s.
Wednesday may be the warmest day of the week. Temperatures could be close to 90 in western SD, but slightly cooler weather should arrive Thursday as scattered rain develops in KELOLAND. We are currently forecasting scattered t-storms starting Wednesday night in the Black Hills, with that chance of rain spreading east Thursday –Saturday.