The weather forecast looks very quiet compared to the past few days with more sunshine and much warmer weather.
The impacts from the West River blizzard will be felt for several more days as snow continues to melt. Flood advisories have been issued for Rapid Creek where minor flooding is forecast. The snow melt will be absorbed by the relatively dry ground too, so this will help minimize some of the problems.
Highs on Monday will range from near 60 degrees in Rapid City to the lower 70s in northwestern Iowa. Clear skies are expected tonight with overnight lows in the 40s. Tuesday is still looking warmer with highs in the mid 70s many spots across the southeast, with lower 60s again in Rapid City.
The rest of the work week still looks mild week is ahead until we get to the start of the weekend when a developing low pressure system will once again travel to the plains. It appears that rain will mainly accompany this system, although colder and strong north winds are likely through the Black Hills region again Friday night into Saturday. We’ll keep a close eye on the forecast through the week.