Storm Center Update – Saturday AM May 11


Clouds will move west to east today as a cold front passes through the area and there is a decent chance we’ll see see showers and thundershowers swing through along with those clouds. Today’s highs will top out in the upper 50s to mid-60s. Central and western SD will have strong sustained winds at least 15 to 25 mph, 20 to 40+ mph winds possible in west SD counties where a Wind Advisory has been issued.

The SPC has placed a Marginal risk for severe weather in eastern Nebraska and extreme southeast South Dakota. Risks included isolated thunderstorms producing large hail and strong wind gusts.

Showers will decrease tonight in northern and central SD this evening but the rain will linger into the overnight in southeast KELOLAND. Overnight lows will range from the mid 30s to 40s. And the strong winds should calm down.

Rain amounts will be heaviest in places where the thundershowers are found. These thundershowers may produce local amounts of .25-.75″.  Winds will be gusty from the south ahead of the cold front.

Sunday (Mother’s Day) is still looking good, with mostly to partly sunny skies. Highs will reach the lower 60s, still a few degrees below normal.

Strong warming will begin on Monday, with sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s East River, and mostly sunny skies and the mid 70s West River.

Tuesday will continue the warm weather. With partly cloudy skies we’ll see highs in the mid 70s. Central South Dakota looks to be even warmer, closer to 80 degrees. We will also be keeping an eye on the potential for afternoon and evening thunderstorms due to the heating of the day and an approaching area of low pressure.

Sunshine returns on Wednesday with scattered rain Thursday and Friday. We’ll continue to see the warm highs in the 70s to near 80 through Friday.

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