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Warm Temperatures to Continue Through the Weekend

Chance of Thunderstorms for Father’s Day
Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 1:44 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 6:02 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Heat and humidity levels have come down for the most part for our Thursday with the southeastern portions of the area still seeing the warm and humid conditions. While the warm conditions will continue the next few days, humidity levels will be more comfortable. By early next week, we may see temperatures actually run below average for a change.

TONIGHT: We’ll watch a cold front slowly drift slowly east and southeast out of the area. There could be some showers and thunderstorms that develop through the evening hours for the southeastern parts of the area. The far southeastern corner of the Dakota News Now area could see some severe weather, where very large hail and strong winds are the main threats. The highest severe threat will be to our far east. Skies will otherwise be clear to partly cloudy elsewhere. Winds will be out of the N and NE at 5-15 mph. Lows drop back into the mid 50s to low to mid 60s.

FRIDAY: Other than a few morning clouds along and south of I-90, skies will be mainly sunny to begin the Father’s Day weekend as high pressure slides in from the northwest. Winds will be out of the W and NW at 5-15 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph. It’ll still be warm with highs in the mid 80s to low 90s. Friday night will feature a mainly clear sky with winds becoming N to NE at 5-15 mph as another weak cold front passes by. Lows will drop into the 50s to near 60 with some of the colder pockets in northern South Dakota possibly falling into the 40s.

SATURDAY: Clouds will be gradually increase from west to east ahead of the next system. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible along and west of the Missouri Saturday afternoon, but the better chance will be Saturday night. Highs will once again be in the mid 80s to near 90. Lows fall back into the 60s.

FATHER’S DAY (SUNDAY): Showers and thunderstorms will be possible for most of the area, but gradually ending from west to east throughout the afternoon as the system passes east and higher pressure settles in behind. This will also bring gusty winds to the area, with gusts up to 40 mph possible. Highs top out in the 80s with lows falling back into the 50s.

MONDAY: We’ll see some scattered clouds and a breezy NW wind. That will create for some unseasonably cool temperatures with highs only in the low to mid 70s. Some spots may not even get to 70. Lows fall back into the 40s. This would be a good day to give the A/C a break and open up the windows.

TUESDAY AND BEYOND: We’ll stay dry Tuesday and Wednesday with sunshine and temperatures slowly rebounding back to above average, especially by Wednesday. From Thursday on, there will be scattered chances of showers and thunderstorms from time to time. Highs will be around average, in the mid 80s with lows in the 60s.

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