Scattered rain showers have popped up around eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota this afternoon. These showers have been weak and short lived so far and with temperatures only in the 50s and 60s, they are not expected to gain much intensity. And just like the weekend showers, once the sun goes down, today’s rain and clouds will fade out giving us a clear and quiet night. Overnight lows will dip into the 40s.
The sunshine we are seeing in western South Dakota today will spread across the entire KELOLAND region tomorrow. So you can expect a sunny to mostly sunny sky tomorrow with afternoon highs ranging in the the 60s to near 70 degrees.
Wednesday through Friday brings a few changes to our weather. First off, an upper level high pressure will build and that will give us a warming trend. Highs on Wednesday will be in the 70s to near 80 while Thursday and Friday’s highs will be well into the 80s.
But as that warm air slides into the region, so do some chances for showers and thunderstorms. The chances will begin to increase in western South Dakota late Wednesday with scattered storm chances Thursday and Friday for parts of the area.
The weekend brings cooler weather back with highs mostly in the 70s though a few near 80 degrees highs could be found. Saturday brings another shot at thunderstorms but the timing is likely to change because current model runs do not agree on a time frame for that rain event.