After another coating of snow yesterday, the leftovers will melt today as partly cloudy skies return and warmer temperatures are forecast. By the way, the snow totals were mostly in the 2-4” range around Watertown, Clear Lake, Flandreau, and Lake Benton. Again, most of it will melt quickly today. Highs will be in the 45-50 degree range from Aberdeen to Sioux Falls…with 50s likely West River.
A few sprinkles or flurries are possible in the early morning East River tomorrow, but warmer weather should be the big weather story. We are forecasting 75 in Rapid City…lower 70s in Pierre, and 60s farther east. Strong winds are expected from the south during the day, gusting to around 35mph.
A mild Easter weekend is ahead with highs likely in the 60s and lower 70s. Some rain will be possible late Saturday or early Sunday…mainly in the southeast. Otherwise, a pleasant weekend is in ahead.
Next week still looks very mild with highs likely in the 70s. A strong storm system is forecast by midweek and thunderstorms are looking more likely across parts of the region. We still have a number of things to watch, but it will feel much more like spring next week!