Storm Center Update – Wednesday PM May 8


It is a rainy and windy and cloudy and colder day across KELOLAND. Brisk NE winds have kept our temperatures in the 40s, which is about twenty degrees colder than normal for early May. Rainfall has been light to moderate but persistent. Rainfall totals since midnight has already added up to more than half an inch in central and southeastern portions of KELOLAND.

Tonight will continue to be rainy and breezy, with north winds bringing in even colder air. Overnight lows will drop into the 30s. Rapid City will see a mix of rain and snow. There could also be a light mix of snow and rain in SE KELOLAND, though a snow mix if more likely along the Buffalo Ridge in SW Minnesota.

Tomorrow we will have the rain and snow end early in the morning. Then clouds should break up from north to south. Under partly cloudy skies tomorrow afternoon, we will see temperatures recover into the mid 50s. Northerly winds may be brisk, especially the first half of the day.

Skies should be sunny on Friday, and we will warm to the upper 50s to low 60s.

The weekend will warm to near-normal readings for Mother’s Day weekend. Saturday’s highs will be in the mid 60s, with a chance of hit and miss light rain showers. Sunday looks mostly sunny and dry, with temperatures again in the mid 60s East River to the upper 60s to near 70 West River.

Sharply warmer air looks like it will be coming in next week, starting on Monday and Tuesday when much of KELOLAND should be in the 70s. Temperatures will cool somewhat on Wednesday as a front comes down from the north, returning us to near-normal mid-May temperatures.

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