Storm Center Update - Thursday PM, October 18

It is a sunny and breezy day across KELOLAND. There are only a couple patches of harmless clouds passing through. Temperatures are much-above-normal, in the low 70s, thanks to a brisk southerly wind. We’ve seen gusts in excess of 40 mph in south central South Dakota, where a wind advisory is posted until this evening.


Tonight will be clear, with the exception of Sioux Falls and SE KELOLAND – where a quick-moving system could bring a few sprinkles to the Sioux Falls and surrounding areas before dawn. Overnight temperatures will remain very mild, in the 40s, because of the continuing south breeze.


Tomorrow will again be sunny, but we’ll turn the winds around to the northwest at 15-25 mph. that will cool us down a few degrees, with highs in the low to mid 60s.


Saturday will be partly to mostly sunny. But with a continued north wind it will also be significantly cooler. We expect highs will only be in the upper 40s East River to the mid 50s in the west. Sunday will be chilly in the morning, but sunny and dry in the afternoon. The wind direction will turn back to the south, so temperatures will return to the low 60s East River to the mid 60s West River.


Our streak of dry days will continue Monday and Tuesday, with even more sunshine. Highs across KELOLAND will be in the mid 50s to low 60s across KELOLAND.


Temperatures will drop below normal for Wednesday and Thursday, in the low 50s East River to the upper 50s West River. We have added a chance of showers Wednesday and Thursday as some energy comes up from the south. But at this point it looks like the showers will be moisture-starved, only amounting to a few tenths of an inch.


Beyond the 7 day forecast, it looks like temperatures will remain cool in the low 50s across KELOLAND through the following weekend (Oct 27-28).

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