After a colder weekend with our first freeze of the season across the east, temperatures are much warmer this morning in the Sioux Falls area in the upper 40s. Aberdeen is still colder in the lower 30s.
VIPIR shows mostly clear skies with a cold front well to the north. That front will be moving south during the day, but won’t have much impact on us other than some cooler weather on Tuesday.
Temperatures will quickly warm ahead of the front with temperatures in the mid 70s at noon in many areas and close to 80s in Sioux Falls late in the afternoon.
It’s looking like a quiet week of weather. There is a small disturbance embedded in the jet stream later this week that may bring some sprinkles or isolated showers by late Wednesday into Thursday. We’ll wait and see if this develops.
There is a possibility of showers by the weekend. Here’s a graph showing the precip forecast from some of our long range models by the weekend. Again, don’t count on that just yet.
The pattern next week looks “potentially” more active. Some colder air is forecast to dive into Montana, while the arrows on the map show a flow of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. It might be wishful thinking, but it certainly is the time for a pattern change. This map is looking at 10+days out on that. Keep watching and we’ll keep you informed.