Areas of rain showers this morning will continue to affect portions of KELOLAND. Most of the amounts have been light, mainly because the air is still pretty dry. Strong southeast winds will be a big headline today with speeds around 20-40 mph.
Highs temperatures will range from the mid to upper 50s around Watertown, while Winner and Valentine will be in the upper 70s. Thunderstorms will be developing across portions of central South Dakota into northeast Nebraska late this afternoon. Some of the storms could be strong with some hail. We’ll keep an eye on that trend through the day.
Showers and t-storms will continue this evening in southeastern KELOLAND. Some rainfall amounts over .50” will be possible in NW IA. The rain chances will end in most areas after midnight.
Tomorrow looks breezy with highs mainly in the mid 60s. We’ll maintain the 60s again on Friday and Saturday, but another strong storm system will be heading for KELOLAND by Sunday and Monday. There are a number of challenges surrounding this storm, with a big contrast in temperatures from north to south. That’s why the track and the timing of the storm will result in big differences in the forecast. Most of the trends are cooler early next week and rain looks likely Sunday and Monday. Some snow is still possible Monday, mainly in the Black Hills.