Storm Center Update - Thursday PM
August 11, 2011, 2:22 PM
Showers and thunderstorms are moving through western, northwest, and north central South Dakota this afternoon. They will continue to move east for the rest of the afternoon, but eventually turn southeast this evening and tonight. Strong to severe storms will be possible through the early nighttime. In the meantime, any storms that move over your area will be capable of producing periods of heavy rain with amounts over an inch possible. Lows tonight will fall to the upper fifties in eastern KELOLAND to the low to middle sixties in central and east.
The rain will last into tomorrow in eastern KELOLAND while isolated activity will be possible in central South Dakota. Western South Dakota will be dry with north winds ushering in cool and dry air at fifteen to twenty-five miles per hour. During the late morning and early afternoon, winds will become northwest in eastern KELOLAND which will be a sign the cold front has passed. This means cool and dry air will once again take hold of the east, leading into a dry and pleasant weekend. Highs for the weekend will be in the upper seventies to lower eighties with low humidity.
Warmer temperatures will return early next week with highs in the middle to upper eighties by Tuesday. The warmer weather will also bring in higher humidity with scattered showers and storms possible Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.