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Warm, Mostly Dry Weather to Continue This Week

Humidity Levels to Remain Low
Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 2:53 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Temperatures did tick back up a bit today for most of us after being in the 80s the past few days. The passage of a cold front has sparked some showers and thunderstorms across central South Dakota during the morning and afternoon hours.

TONIGHT: Most of us will stay dry tonight as a cold front passes through, but some scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible in spots through the evening, become more widely scattered and diminishing towards sunrise. The best chance will be south of a Gettysburg to Watertown line. Severe weather is not expected, but the southwestern corner of the area around Winner is under a marginal, level one risk for severe storms. Winds will be out of the N and NE at 5-15 mph. Lows drop back into the 50s and 60s.

MONDAY: Other than some morning clouds across the southeastern parts of the area, skies will be sunny to mostly sunny as higher pressure moves in once again. Winds will be out of the E and NE at 5-15 mph. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to low 90s, so not as hot, but still on the warm side. The good news is that humidity levels will be low. Lows will drop back into the 50s and 60s with mainly clear skies and a few clouds west.

TUESDAY: We’ll copy and paste the forecast from Monday in for Tuesday. We’ll see plenty of sunshine with some clouds from time to time. Winds will be out of the E and ENE at 5-15 mph, but out of the E and SE at 10-20 mph along and west of the Missouri. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to mid 90s with lows in the 60s.

WEDNESDAY: This will be the hottest day of the extended forecast as a warm front slides nearby and winds become breezy out of the S and SE. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with a stray chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. Highs will surge back into the mid to upper 90s with a few spots along and west of the James River Valley reaching triple digits.

THURSDAY: A cold front will sweep through the area and bring a chance of some scattered showers and thunderstorms. The best chance will be during the day through the late evening hours, then skies will clear as higher pressure moves in behind. Highs will be cooler as well, in the upper 80s to low to mid 90s.

FRIDAY: Friday looks great with plenty of sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 80s and a refreshing breeze out of the NW.

NEXT WEEKEND AND BEYOND: While Saturday looks great with sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 80s, the focus turns to Sunday and into the following week as models show several chances for some much-needed rain to move in. As of now, I have chances of rain in the forecast from Sunday through the middle of the following week. This of course is still a week plus out, but if the model trends pan out, this will not only bring in cooler temperatures, it’ll hopefully help the drought situation a bit. Highs look to drop into the lower to middle 80s, which is where we should be at for mid to late June.

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