Overnight thunderstorms produced some strong winds and pockets of heavy rainfall. Winner got 94/100 inches, and there was localized heavier rainfall in other parts of south central South Dakota. Temperatures have been near or above-normal today, in the 70s to low 80s, with a stream of mid-level clouds and some light rain showers in eastern KELOLAND.
We’ll have some evening showers and thundershowers in eastern KELOLAND, heavier in southern Minnesota and NW Iowa. Late evening and overnight a line of thunderstorms will move from Montana into western South Dakota, where there is a slight chance of severe weather due to a wind and hail threat. With cloud cover holding in the heat, low temperatures will be in the 60s.
We’ll start the day tomorrow with morning showers or thundershowers (heavier in south central South Dakota), but skies should clear during the afternoon from west to east. It will be another warm day, with highs in the mid to upper 80s – which is about 10 degrees above normal. The winds will be from the SE at 5-15 mph.
On Saturday we’ll have at least a chance of showers or thundershowers, though the risk of severe weather is pretty low. With a gentle east or southeast breeze temperatures will remain in the upper 80s, again about 10 degrees above normal.
Sunday will be partly cloudy and even warmer, in the upper 80s to mid 90s. There could be some morning showers or thunderstorms in western South Dakota.
Monday will be slightly cooler, and the cooler air could spark some thunderstorms. Highs will be in the 70s in the west and low 80s East River.
Sunshine looks to return for the middle of next week (Tuesday-Thursday), with highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s East River, and 80s to low 90s in the west.