Storm Center Update- Thursday AM, May 2nd


Good Morning!

We are trying to find some positive news in our weather picture.  First, rain and moisture totals yesterday stayed below .25″ in many areas.  The heaviest rain fell near Aberdeen, a spot that has been a bit drier lately.  Also, snow contributed to the Rapid City total.

Some showers are possible tomorrow, but warmer weather is the big story with highs near 70 in Sioux Falls.

Sunday could feature some rain chances, mainly to the north again.  We’ll still call for 60s in most ares.  

Monday is a more challenging day with a boundary near southern KELOLAND.  This will play a big role in both temperature and storm forecasts.  There will likely be severe weather just to our south, but if the front moves north, we’ll see some of that here.  We’ll hope it stays south and keeps the heaviest rains away from KELOLAND.

Tuesday will be cooler, a trend that will continue into next week.

The rainfall outlook is still wet early next week, but the heaviest rain will still stay south.

We just can’t catch a break on the cooler weather.  We’ll see average highs about 5 degrees below normal, so some days will be colder and some warmer.  By the way, normal highs right now are near 65 in Sioux Falls, a number that warms to near 70 by the middle of the month.

Here’s the warmer forecast for today.

Light showers may develop along a weak front tonight in central and northeastern KELOLAND.

Tomorrow will be warmer, even with the rain chances east of the James Valley.

Next week will be cooler again, but Monday is our clash day where storms could fire near or south of Sioux Falls.  We’ll watch that, but the cold air will win the battle and temperatures will clearly drop once again.  

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