A warm and windy day is expected across much of KELOLAND. High temperatures will be in the 80s in most areas, with a breezy southwest wind 15 to 30 miles per hour. Winds will be even stronger around Rapid City. Warm temperatures, breezy conditions, and low relative humidity values will lead to high fire danger in parts of the area today. A red flag warning has been posted for the Pierre area, extending south along the Missouri River and east into northwestern Iowa.
Otherwise, the forecast looks slightly cooler tomorrow as a trough of low pressure pushes through the region. Highs will be trimmed into the 70s in most spots on Tuesday with a dry forecast. The forecast gets increasingly complicated toward the middle and later portion of the week as an area of low pressure develops across the western part of the country. Wednesday looks rather mild once again with temperatures in the upper 70s in the southeast, but cooler trends will develop in NW South Dakota. Areas of rain will also develop later Wednesday as the cold front moves across the region. We do expect areas of rain and cooler weather on Thursday, although the exact track of the low pressure center will determine just how much rain we see. Parts of our southeastern counties could be prone to some thunderstorm activity, while areas of western South Dakota will see stronger NW winds and colder weather starting Thursday. This trend toward colder, blustery, and weather will continue on Friday. High temperatures will likely stay in the 50s on Friday with strong northwest winds. Snow is possible in the northern Black Hills on Friday. It looks like cooler weather will linger in the weekend, with a potential for some frosty weather by Sunday morning, a trend we will keep a close eye on.