SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Scattered morning showers have been tracking across parts of extreme south east South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, and northwestern Iowa. Additional areas of rain have also been tracking west of Pierre. This is part of a cluster of thunderstorms that turned severe last night around Custer and Crazy Horse, where golf ball size hail was reported last evening.
Going forward, temperatures will warm up today into the upper 80s for both Aberdeen and Sioux Falls. The hottest weather will be found in western South Dakota, with highs in the low 90s in both Pierre and Rapid City. Tonight looks partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the Black Hills region. Overnight lows will mainly be in the mid 60s.
Tomorrow's forecast looks mostly sunny and hot. Highs will range from the low 90s in Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Aberdeen. Mid 90s are likely in much of central and western KELOLAND. Highs will still be hot on Saturday, but a weak cold front working its way in from the north will trigger a slight chance of rain during the day, with the best chances in the Black Hills. Sunday looks a little cooler but only by a few degrees. Chances of rain will return Sunday night into Monday as another surge of warmer air covers much of the region.
Aberdeen will be the coolest early next week and will be closely monitoring the chances of rain there given the recent drought conditions. At first glance, it appears the best chances of rain early next week will be in North Dakota. We do expect a progression of cooler weather into KELOLAND late Tuesday into Wednesday. This transition of weather will offer the best chances of rain across most of our area. Even with the cool- down by midweek, temperatures will likely stay at or above normal beyond the 7-day forecast.
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