We’ve been tracking scattered t-storms in northern SD this morning, where some damage has been reported south of Zell in Spink County, to possible result of a microburst. 2ft. diameter trees were snapped at the base about 8 miles south of Zell, with more wind damage reports in Tulare.
Other storms in the region have produced pockets of heavy rain. Overnight radar estimates of 3-8” have been common around Bison in the northwest. Mobridge reported about .60”. Some rain has fallen in Aberdeen, but the heaviest downpours have been to the south toward Redfield as of 8am. Scattered t-storms will remain in the forecast for the morning for both Pierre and Aberdeen, but heat will remain the top story for the remainder of KELOLAND.
Highs will be in the 90s with the heat index value over 100 in many areas. Drink lots of water and stay out of the heat as much as possible. It looks like we’ll see relief from this heat by Saturday as a stronger cold front moves into KELOLAND. Some t-storms will be possible with this front, along with cooler weather by Sunday and Monday.