Storm Center Update – Friday PM March 29


Skies are partly to mostly cloudy across KELOLAND, with better sunshine in NE South Dakota, where the snowmelt continues. Temperatures are slightly below normal, in the upper 30s to mid 30s. There is some snow in the SW corner of South Dakota, where a few inches of accumulation is possible. Rapid City has had light snow and fog.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, and the continuing snowmelt will pause as temperatures drop below freezing. Lows will be on the cool side, the teens in the north to the 20s in the south.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny East River and partly cloudy West River. Because of a northerly wind, temperatures will be ten degrees colder than normal. We’ll have highs in the upper 30s East River to the low 40s in the west.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and warmer, although we have had to lower the forecast highs a bit. We are now expecting the mid 40s in the north to the mid 50s in Sioux Falls and the south.

April begins on Monday with partly cloudy skies, and we’ve had to add light showers to the forecast due to a little wave of energy coming through from west to east. Temperatures will be in the mid 40s in the north to the mid 50s in the south, and highs will be about the same on Tuesday.

On Wednesday we have our best shot at rain (or a snow mix)… but at this point it looks like it will be a fairly disorganized and weak system.

After a quick shot of cool air on Thursday, temperatures will rise for what looks like a warm first weekend of April into the following week. It could be a stretch of very pleasant weather.

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