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Frost Possible Tonight; Temperatures Slowly Return to Average This Week

Rain Chances Friday into Early Next Week
Published: May. 10, 2021 at 1:11 PM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 6:41 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Sunshine returned to the area to begin the 2nd week of May after a cool and rather cloudy with some much needed rainfall falling as well. While it wasn’t all that substantial, most areas did see a couple tenths of an inch with Mobridge nearly 1.25″. Rain chances will go away the next few days, and we have to deal with the potential for frost once again.

TONIGHT: High pressure will continue to bring us quiet conditions with mostly light winds out of the N and NW becoming E late. Skies will be mainly clear with a few clouds from time to time. Lows drop back into the lower to middle 30s, so areas of frost is expected in spots once again. Some of the colder spots could drop into the 20s once again.

TUESDAY: High pressure will slowly drift east, but we’ll see a sunny to mostly sunny sky once again. Winds will be out of the ESE to SE at 5-15 mph, so staying mostly light. Highs will top out in the low to mid 60s, which is about 5-8 degrees below average for this time of year. Clouds will trickle in a bit to give us a partly cloudy sky Tuesday night. Lows will be in the 30s to low 40s, so frost should not be a big concern.

WEDNESDAY: A weak wave will want to try to push in a chance of light showers, but the strong high pressure to our southeast should keep the rain chances at bay. We’ll see a partly cloudy sky with a S wind at 10-20 mph. Highs top out in the mid to upper 60s. Lows fall back into the 40s Wednesday night.

THURSDAY THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND: The day Thursday should remain mainly dry with a partly to mostly cloudy sky. Heading into Thursday night, a system to our west will push east and bring a chance of showers Thursday night. A few showers will linger into Friday, but models keep it across the southeastern parts of the area. Chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue throughout the weekend. Keep in mind that it won’t rain the entire weekend, but just keep an eye to the sky and radar if you have any outdoor plans. Winds will be mostly out of the SE at roughly 5-15 mph. Highs will be on either side of 70 with lows in the 40s and 50s.

LONGER TERM: The beginning of next week for now looks mostly dry with more clouds than sunshine and highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s. The latest 8-14 day outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center shows a warmer and wetter weather pattern.

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