Storm Center Update- Wednesday PM, May 1st


Snowfall is winding down in western South Dakota. Rapid City has a two-day total of about ten inches near downtown. Eastern South Dakota continues to have widespread light to moderate rain showers but the amounts have been light – near or below a tenth of an inch.

Tonight the showers will end and the clouds will begin to break up from west to east. Overnight lows will be in the 30s, although Rapid City will get down into the 20s due to the fresh snow cover.

Tomorrow there may be some lingering clouds in the morning East River, but the afternoon should be mostly sunny across KELOLAND. A gentle breeze from the west or south should warm us a little, into the mid 50s to around 60 degrees.

Friday will be partly cloudy and sharply warmer, with most locations getting back into the 60s. We have a good chance at seeing some showers along with the warm air, but amounts will be light, under a quart of an inch, with a south breeze turning to the west.

Saturday looks to be the nicest day of the weekend. We look for highs in the 60s – to around 70 degrees for Sioux Falls. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny, and we expect Saturday to be dry. Sunday is a little different story, with partly to mostly cloudy skies with the passage of a cold front. Sunday also brings the chance of showers, cooling us back into the upper 50s to low 60s.

A warm front will cross KELOLAND on Monday, with another shot of warm air. Highs will jump back into the mid 60s to around 70 degrees. With that front we’ll also have a chance at rain or thunderstorms.

We’ll cool back down on Tuesday and Wednesday, with chances for rain showers each day. Highs will be in the mid 50s to around 60 on Tuesday, and only in the 50s on Wednesday.

We expect the cold air to hang around. Unfortunately, we expect temperatures to remain colder than normal for the second half of next week until Mother’s Day.

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