Storm Center Update- Tuesday PM, April 16th


We have been melting snow across KELOLAND, with another day of above-normal temperatures. Sioux Falls and SE KELOLAND – where the snow cover is the thinnest – we have been well into the 60s again. Temperatures have been in the 50s to around 60 in northern and western KELOLAND, where there is still a snow pack or wet ground.  The skies have been sunny, although there are some showers in NW South Dakota that will spread across the region overnight and tomorrow.

We’ll have showers or thundershowers in western South Dakota this evening, and then moving through central and NE South Dakota after midnight. Sioux Falls and the SE could see rain coming up through Nebraska toward tomorrow morning. Lows will be in the 40s.

Skies will be cloudy tomorrow, with widespread rain or possibly a thundershower. We expect rainfall totals will be fairly moderate, a half-inch or less in most areas (more in NW IA). Winds could be fairly brisk tomorrow, from the north or northwest. Rapid City could see 20-40 mph winds. High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the low to mid 50s, a bit below-normal for mid April.

Light showers could linger into Thursday morning East River, with clouds breaking up from west to east Thursday afternoon. With northerly winds, temperatures will still be in the 50 to around 60 degrees.

We expect widespread sunshine and very warm temperatures on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s highs will be above-normal, in the low to mid 60s East River, to the low 70s West River. Saturday’s sunshine will push temperatures much above-normal, in the low to mid 70s across KELOLAND.

On Easter Sunday we could have some light showers, but they will be very light. Temperatures will be quite mile, in the low to mid 60s. Rapid City and the west will be a few degrees cooler.

As far as next week is concerned, it looks like temperatures will be near or slightly above-normal in the low to mid 60s most of next week into the last weekend of April. And there is no sign of any snowfall  in the next ten days.

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