A storm complex is starting to park across our area. That means several things in the short term: rain chances on the north and west edges and very hot temperatures on the southeast side.
Much of the KELOLAND region is under a 'Slight Risk' for severe weather late this afternoon into this evening. This is mainly for potential larger hail and gusty winds. Despite that, coverage should be scattered to select portions of the region. We'll keep our rain chances consistent and leave them highest for Aberdeen and Rapid City tonight. The Hills are already starting to see peak hour thunderstorms and with lots of energy more storms should form and then push off to the NE. Energy is pooling on the northern edges, which earlier was from Pierre to Watertown. That boundary will stay generally in place. These rains will have a little delayed start time and it could look really dark but stay dry.
After tonight, we do expect a cooldown along with another round of storms tomorrow. That temperature trend won't finish until Friday for most and by then we could see the lower 80s for daytime highs!
There will be lots of sunshine but minimal rain chances until Sunday. That is when the next system with promise rolls through. Even though the pattern is generally shifting widespread rain chances stay somewhat north.