We have a very nice forecast ahead today in KELOLAND with highs in the upper 70s East River and 80s likely in the west. Southeast winds will be lighter in the Sioux Falls area, but a stronger breeze is likely in western KELOLAND. We’ll be following the chance of isolated t-storms in the Black Hills region late this afternoon and this evening. A couple of these storms could move east this evening…possibly reaching the Missouri River after midnight.
A better chance of scattered t-storms will return to western KELOLAND for Independence Day. These thunderstorm clusters will move east-southeast tomorrow evening, with rain chances spreading toward Aberdeen and Sioux Falls. The chance of rain is 20%-40%.
Look for warmer temperatures tomorrow. Rapid City could surpass the 90 degree mark. If that happens, widespread mid and upper 90s are possible Saturday in portions of western and central KELOLAND. Aberdeen will also warm-up on Saturday to near 90, with the highest temperatures reaching Sioux Falls by Sunday.
A slightly cooler trend is likely by early next week. Scattered t-storms are possible as well, mainly the late evening and overnight variety.