As expected it’s turned into a gorgeous Saturday. Changes are coming shortly, though, with more clouds on the way. High clouds will move in early tonight and winds will stay active ahead of the next system. That means overnight lows will be on the mild side heading into Sunday. A new cold front will arrive out of Montana early tomorrow but most will stay dry. Still, some spotty showers are possible in the northwest and in the Black Hills. Winds are not going to be as big of an issue as we had this past week.
New developments suggest that very isolated rains are possible near many spots in KELOLAND through the early week. However, rain chances will still be very low in most metro areas. Rain remains in the forecast for early in the day Monday in Rapid City and the Hills. Another system will push through NW Iowa on Monday that could impact our Iowa areas with light showers. We’ve still kept Sioux Falls dry, though ominous clouds seem pretty likely early in the workweek.
The wind ramps back up by midweek as a Pacific system pushes into the Dakotas. That brings the week’s best overall chance of moisture late in the day Wednesday through much of Thursday. With cold air at cloud level, wintry mix is possible at higher elevations in the Black Hills. Cold air funnels into KELOLAND by late next week. Many of our highs will only be in the 40s Thursday and Friday. Computer models still disagree somewhat on late-week chances of rain but we’ve still included them.