Dry, Very Warm Weather to Continue

Updated: Jun. 12, 2021 at 3:11 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- After a stretch of roughly a week with temperatures in the 90s and triple digits, we got some relief from the heat thanks to a cold front that passed through Friday morning. Unfortunately, another surge of heat looks to move back in for the second half of the weekend into next week.

SUNDAY: High pressure will continue to give us plenty of sunshine as it sits to our southeast. A weak feature to our west could squeeze out a few clouds in the afternoon and evening. Some models want to introduce the chance of pop-up showers, but with the drier air in place, I think that we will stay dry with most of the activity staying to our south. Winds will be out of the S at 5-15 mph, but the boundary will act as a weak cold front and shift winds to the N as it passes by. Highs will climb back into the 90s with lows in the 50s and 60s.

MONDAY: We’ll have a similar situation to Sunday with plenty of sunshine and the slightest of chances of some pop-up showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. This will be the combination of a weak front passing through plus high pressure to the northwest and southeast. If this is the case, the better chance will be across southern and southwestern South Dakota. Winds will be out of the E at 5-15 mph. Highs top out in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Lows fall back into the 50s and 60s.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Higher pressure will keep us dry and it will be hot once again, but the good news is as of now humidity levels look to be lower vs. what we dealt with just a few days ago. We’ll see an E to NE wind at 5-15 mph Tuesday, becoming S to SE at 10-20 mph Wednesday. Highs will be in the upper 80s to mid 90s Tuesday, but will increase to the mid to upper 90s with some spots reaching triple digits Wednesday.

THURSDAY AND BEYOND: We’ll see a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Thursday as a cold front sweeps through. Behind the front, we’ll see cooler and drier air filter back in for the start of next weekend. Rain chances could return towards the second half of next weekend into the beginning of the following week. Highs will be in the 90s Thursday, cooling back to the upper 70s to mid 80s Friday and Saturday, then steadying out in the mid to upper 80s after that. The latest 8-14 day outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center, which runs from June 20-26, shows temperatures near to slightly above average and precipitation chances near normal.

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