A cold front will be the big story for today. We’ll have a breeze, cooler temperatures and more clouds for many. Highs should be earlier in the day as the winds switch over to out of the north. Most will remain dry although there are a few showers to talk about. The best chance for rain is a persistent wave in NW South Dakota. Rapid City could also squeak out some light showers and VIPIR is showing light snow falling near Hardy Station along the Wyoming border. All reports from the ground are showing very little of this is making an impact.
After the cold front moves through South Dakota, showers will try to re-form in NW Iowa. Clouds should darken skies near Sioux Falls but most should stay dry. Either way, there is not much access to moisture this early in the week.
Tonight will again be mild with nearly overcast skies. We’ll start the work-week off with cooler temperatures but Tuesday should offer an improvement. Apart from isolated showers in the far west favoring the early hours, most will stay dry. The next strong system starts impacting KELOLAND late Tuesday. Winds will become stronger as a cold front begins passing through. The rain chances are best Wednesday evening and through much of the day Thursday. A few of the computer models bring between a half-inch to inch of rain to many. Still, it’s quite a long ways out for concrete amounts.
That cold front will strengthen just east of our area. That will draw in more Arctic air late week. Some could have lows in the teens and highs struggling to hit 40!