It’s not nearly as cold in KELOLAND Thursday with lows in the single digits and teens above zero in most areas. We also have a few clouds streaming in from North Dakota, but the warmer weather will be the big weather story today. Highs will be in the mid to upper 20s in many areas East River, with lower 30s around Pierre and lower to middle 40s around Rapid City.
The warmer trend will go in the other direction Friday as a cold front slides toward KELOLAND from northern Minnesota. Temperatures will likely stay in the teens for both Sioux Falls and Aberdeen along with northeast winds. Even Pierre and Rapid City will trend cooler. There could be some light snow showers in the northeast, a trend we’ll watch into Saturday.
Overall, the weekend will still be chilly with the coldest weather found in the far northeast corner of KELOLAND. Look for highs in Sioux Fall in the mid teens both days. While that is cold, it’s better than some of the recent weather we’ve seen.
The weather forecast looks much warmer early next week with highs returning to the 30s and 40s for parts of the region by Monday. The milder trend may hold through at least the middle of next week.