Developing Thunderstorms Bring Chances For Heavy Rain


Heavy rain is no stranger to KELOLAND in the month of June.  

Slow-moving thunderstorms this time of year mean one thing: heavy rain.  Thursday morning was a classic example of that when thunderstorms meandered along and south of I-90.

VIPIR indicated local rainfall over 2″ in parts of Gregory, Charles Mix and Hutchinson Counties in the pre-dawn hours.  Even thunderstorms near Baltic produced a quick inch of rainfall.  

The pattern the next few nights will continue to include thunderstorms as upper-air disturbances move our way from the west.  Each round of thunderstorms will have chances of both heavy rain and some severe weather, sometimes repeating over the same areas. 

It’s important to note that while many areas have been getting normal or above normal rainfall, there are certainly spots lacking rain.  Aberdeen is still running a significant deficit, with only 62 percent of normal rainfall the past 30 days.

These thunderstorms are overall good news as rainfall can quickly replenish lost top-soil moisture with the above-normal temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately.

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