The week’s first cold front is almost done pushing through KELOLAND. That left much of eastern and southern South Dakota with a beautiful Sunday and some West River on the chilly side. Clouds will continue filtering in tonight and with a steady breeze, many will only fall to near 40.
We’ve also seen some very light rains hanging around far NW South Dakota for almost the entire weekend. Nevertheless, rain totals have been very light. Drizzle is possible tonight in Rapid City and across the Minnesota and Iowa borders from Sioux Falls. Again, anything that does make it to the ground will likely just wet the streets.
Tomorrow will start the workweek off on a cooler start. Showers and a few isolated thunderstorms are possible in Iowa but mostly just east of our area. Morning sprinkles will end early in the Black Hills but we’ve kept the very slim chance in for Rapid City. Most tomorrow will fight to hit 60.
Tuesday looks like a pretty nice day. Skies should clear quite a bit by afternoon and we’ll also warm into the 70s. Still, the winds will kick up late in the day.
That’s a sign of the next cold front to arrive. This one will be stronger and will offer up a better chance of rain. Rain will start in NW South Dakota earlier in the day but should impact most metro areas later on Wednesday. Wind will also be an issue for most during the daytime hours.
The good news is that most computer models are now indicating slightly higher moisture totals! This won’t be a drought buster and it is still pretty far out but it would be nice to see more rain. The best chance for rain is Wednesday night into early Thursday for most.
This system will pull in more Arctic air and Friday and Saturday look cold.