Skies are sunny across the area, and temperatures have warmed above-normal for late April. We’re in the 60s to low 70s, with south winds helping us to warm up. There are some high clouds moving across the northern part of South Dakota.
Tonight skies will be clear in the east, and partly cloudy in the west. South winds will become light, with lows in the mid 40s.
Wednesday will be even warmer, with mostly sunny skies East River and partly cloudy skies West River. With a westerly breeze we’ll warm into the mid 70s. Western South Dakota will be a little with a north breeze, and a chance of showers from the afternoon hours on. Sprinkles or very light showers will be possible in eastern KELOLAND late Wednesday night.
After whatever showers we have end early Thursday morning, it will be another mostly sunny day. We’ll have a north breeze, so temperatures will cool back to the mid 60s. Rain chances will ramp up again in western South Dakota.
Skies will be mostly cloudy on Friday, and we will again have a chance of light showers. Temperatures will cool back a little below-normal, into the upper 50s to low 60s. Late Friday night and Saturday morning we’ll have our best chance at a more significant rainfall, around a half-inch most places. There might even be some snow mixed in with the snow Saturday morning.
Clouds should break up Saturday afternoon, with highs in the 50s East River to the low 60s in the west. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy on Sunday, with another chance at rain showers, and highs in the mid 50s.
We’ll keep rain in the forecast for Monday, with temperatures in the low to mid 50s. Western South Dakota will be a little cooler – and that could lead to a mix of rain and a couple inches of snow.
We will remain cool on Tuesday, but we are looking at temperatures to warm back up starting on Wednesday (May Day). It looks warmer for the second half of next week, when we see temperatures returning to normal in the 60s.