A warmer day is forecast in KELOLAND as clouds continue to push east through the region. Highs will be the big weather story with reading near 50 again in Rapid City. Sioux Falls should be in the lower 40s, with around 33 in Aberdeen and mid 40s in Pierre.
Another cold front will move into northeastern KELOLAND overnight, bringing more clouds and cooler weather for Thursday across much of the east. Sioux Falls will be near 34 in the morning, but temps may fall into the 20s by mid afternoon. Rapid City and most areas West River won’t see much impact from this front.
A warmer day is forecast again by Friday and that trend may continue into Saturday ahead of the next storm. We are now seeing more indications of a powerful system tracking through the plains by Sunday and Monday. While there are still many details to examine, the storm system will affect KELOLAND. Warmer air ahead of the low will likely mean a start of rain in the southeast, with a transition to snow during the day Sunday to the left of the low pressure track. The exact track is not certain at this time, but we should pay attention to that because strong winds will accompany this system.
The good news is this system will provide some moisture relief. The raw data suggests .50-1” of water equivalent possible in much of eastern SD. Stay tuned, more details to come later today.