It’s a cooler morning across most of KELOLAND. Morning low temperatures in the 40s have been common in northern areas, with upper 50s toward Sioux Falls. Lots of sunshine is in the forecast this afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Clear skies and cooler weather will be in the outlook tonight, with overnight lows in the lower to middle 40s East River, with lower 50s in most of Western KELOLAND.
Expect more sunshine tomorrow, except in the far southwest where clouds will be on the increase and developing showers and thunderstorms will be possible. That scattered rain chance will spread in from western South Dakota overnight Friday night into Saturday. This means a wet start to the weekend in much of eastern KELOLAND, and high temperatures will be cooler as a result of the chances of rain and clouds. Right now, we have 40 and 50 percent chance of rain for both Sioux Falls and Aberdeen. High temperatures in these areas maybe held down in the upper 60s as a result. Warmer weather is forecast on Saturday in western areas, with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s in both Pierre and Rapid City.
The chance of rain on Sunday looks a little more complicated, with lingering chances in the morning in Sioux Falls and redeveloping rain across the Black Hills area during the afternoon. That rain chance West River will spread east towards Sioux Falls by Monday, a trend we'll be watching.
High temperatures will start warming early next week. In fact, by Tuesday and Wednesday we expect widespread 80s once again. It appears the weather will be in an up-and-down pattern going forward, with a potential cool down by the very end of next week. This trend is still showing up on the latest European model data.
In the meantime, enjoy the cooler weather.