Cooler air continues to push south into KELOLAND with northwest winds in the forecast. Skies should be partly cloudy today with some hazy conditions with smoke coming in from the fires in Idaho and Washington. Highs will range from the upper 60s in the northeast to the mid 70s in the west. High pressure will allow winds to really drop tonight and the temperature will fall quickly after sunset. We could be looking at record or near record lows tonight in parts of eastern KELOLAND in the upper 30s to lower 40s. The forecast will continue to be cooler than normal heading into the weekend with a slight chance of scattered t-showers by Saturday.
There aren’t many chances of rain ahead in the 7 day forecast with a slow warming trend ahead next week. Highs should return to the 80s and 90s. There is little question that the drought will continue and will likely get worse in southern KELOLAND where rainfall deficits will continue to climb. Sioux Falls will soon be 7” below normal since June 1st, right on track for setting the driest summer on record if it doesn’t rain much in the 2 weeks.