The wet conditions in southeast KELOLAND should help keep frost away as it’s harder to cool wet ground as compared to dry ground. But in northeast KELOLAND, it’s a different story.
While clouds are a lot thicker Thursday as compared to Wednesday, they will clear in northern KELOLAND later this evening and tonight. This should allow for clear skies and cold temperatures tonight. In fact, as of this morning, widespread frost advisories were in effect for North Dakota. So areas of frost will not be out of the question.
The dry ground in northern KELOLAND also helps.
The latest drought monitor shows the severe drought in parts of northeast South Dakota. And this is the area most likely to get temperatures to the lower 30s tonight.
While it’s too late in these areas for rain to give any benefits for crops, it will benefit the water table for next year.