Look for a very pleasant day in KELOLAND as an area of high pressure slowly moves to our east. South winds will be increasing as the day goes on, especially in central areas. Highs will range from the lower to middle 60s in the far northeast, to around 80 in Rapid City.
A developing warm front this evening will trigger scattered showers and t-storms tonight. The best chances for rain in Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Aberdeen will be after midnight. Scattered rain will linger in the morning in SW MN and NW IA.
Tomorrow’s forecast will feature a compact storm system moving into KELOLAND from the northwest. Warmer temperatures are likely from Pierre, to Mitchell, south toward Yankton with 70s likely. A few spots might hit 80. Sioux Falls may see highs close to 70, but the bigger headline will be the strong winds from the southeast.
Scattered storms are likely late tomorrow afternoon along and east of the James Valley. Some of the storms could be strong with some hail. The better chances of strong storms will be in eastern Nebraska.
Cooler air will move into KELOLAND on Thursday, but we still should see plenty of 60s for highs. Friday may be another notch cooler with some wind, but much cooler weather is in the forecast this weekend.
A developing storm system will be the headline by Sunday and Monday. Rain chances will increase and some snow could be possible in areas NW of Sioux Falls. We are still plenty early on getting the details of this forecast in order, but the European model shows some accumulating snow potential in the Black Hills. Spring on pause perhaps…we’ll keep watching the trends for now.