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Hot Weather to Continue

Humidity Levels Start to Increase Next Week
Published: Jun. 4, 2021 at 1:07 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 10:40 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- The saying “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute and it’ll change” couldn’t be more true in recent times. Just a week ago, we had temperatures in the 40s and 50s... now we’re talking temperatures in the 90s and triple digits for the first full weekend of June, so quite a drastic change in temperatures over the past week.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Skies will be generally clear as higher pressure sits to our southeast. A system along the Canadian Border could bring a few clouds to northern South Dakota overnight. Winds will generally be out of the S at 5-15 mph with gusts up to 20-25 mph. Lows will only fall back into the 60s to near 70.

SATURDAY: It’ll be another hot day with plenty of sunshine and some scattered clouds at times. It’ll be breezy at times as well with a S to SW wind at 5-20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph. Dewpoints will remain in the mid 50s to near 60, so not really humid but definitely noticeable for sure. Highs once again top out in the mid 90s to low 100s. Lows will fall back into the mid 60s to mid 70s.

SUNDAY: A cold front will start to approach from the west and slide east throughout the day. Mostly what this will do is shift the winds back briefly to the NW, but there is a chance of some pop-up showers and thunderstorms late afternoon into Sunday night. Chances remain low as not all models agree on this solution, but there is still a chance. If storms do pop-up, an isolated strong to severe storm could very well be possible with the heat and humidity in place. Otherwise, we’ll see a mostly sunny sky with a breezy S wind shifting W to NW as the front passes through. Highs will be cooler, but still hot, in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Dewpoints will be up into the low to mid 60s, so it’ll feel muggy as well.

NEXT WEEK: If you like the hot weather, it looks like that will continue for most of the week. Most days will be dry, but there will be scattered chances of showers and thunderstorms basically each day from Tuesday on. That will be thanks to a stationary boundary that will stall out across central North Dakota into northern and central Minnesota. Just keep in mind that it won’t rain the entire time from Tuesday on, but there will be spotty chances each day and it’s hard to say who will see rain and who won’t, as is the case throughout the summer months. Highs Monday will likely be in the 90s once again with a few spots pushing 100 degrees. Highs Tuesday on will remain mostly in the upper 80s to low to mid 90s. Dewpoints will be in the 60s for most of the week as well.

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