We have another chilly day in the forecast with scattered flurries this morning. Highs will only be in the upper 20s to lower 30s this afternoon East River, which is well below normal. Highs in Pierre will be in the mid 30s, with readings around 40 in Rapid City.
A warming trend will start tonight as winds turn around to the south. That wind will be stronger tomorrow from the south at 20-35 mph in Sioux Falls. West River areas won’t be as windy and temperatures should be mild in most areas. Highs will likely be warmest around Pierre at 63.
We’ll be watching areas of rain developing Wednesday night as a cold front moves across the region. There could be a clap of thunder south of Sioux Falls. It looks behind the front on Thursday with highs mainly in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
Friday also looks colder with some pockets of light rain and light snow. However, the anticipated warming trend for the weekend is still in the forecast. Highs by Saturday should be back into the 50s East River, with 60s in the central and west. More 60s are likely on Sunday ahead of the next storm system. That will bring temperatures down again Sunday night and Monday along with rain or snow.