Areas of scattered rain continued to trend through northeastern South Dakota into the southwestern part of KELOLAND. The heaviest rain the past 48 hours has fallen near Mobridge, with almost 3 inches reported. Aberdeen picked up some moisture too with heavy storms tracking just to the north toward the North Dakota border. Some severe weather was also associated with that activity overnight, with some strong straight-line winds near Long Lake.
Looking ahead, a cold front will track south east across KELOLAND today. The front will go through dry in Sioux Falls and very hot weather can be expected along and ahead of the front. Highs will be well into the 90s in Sioux Falls, with mid to upper 90s in northwestern Iowa. Winds will switch directions behind the front to the west at 15 to 20 miles per hour.
Areas of showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop tonight, mainly from northcentral Nebraska into southeast South Dakota and southwest Minnesota. Scattered rain chances will continue tomorrow along with the cloud cover in the southeastern third of KELOLAND. Temperatures tomorrow will be warmest in northcentral South Dakota where more sunshine is expected. Look for temperatures to stay in the 80s in most of the area tomorrow and Wednesday, with a cooler trend toward the end of the week. Infact, next weekend’s highs should be in the mid 70s along with chance of showers and thunderstorms developing by late Friday into Saturday. This appears to be the best chance of rain in the 7-day forecast.