Scattered Rain Chances the Next Few Days
Temperatures Near to Slightly Below Average
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Areas south of I-90 picked up some much needed rainfall last night thanks to some showers and thunderstorms that developed and tracked across those areas. Some of those did become severe producing some hail and strong winds. The chance for showers and thunderstorms will continue over the next several days, but the chance of widespread rain is starting to look a little less likely.
TONIGHT: The cold front that passed through earlier today will stall out and become a stationary front just to our southeast later tonight. We should mostly stay dry but I am going to put in a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms for the southern parts of the area. Areas west will see a chance of rain overnight tonight. While the severe weather threat is very low, there still could be the slightest chance a storm could become strong to marginally severe. Winds will be out of the E and NE at 5-15 mph. Lows drop back into the upper 50s to mid to upper 60s.
FRIDAY: The stationary front will remain parked to our southeast, so shower and thunderstorm chances will continue throughout the day. Models have the activity more scattered across the eastern half of the area and more widespread the further west and south you go. Skies will be mostly cloudy to cloudy otherwise with a E to NE wind at 5-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Highs will top out in the mid 70s to low 80s with lows in the 50s and 60s.
WEEKEND: There will be chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the weekend. There will be some dry periods here and there, but do expect rain more often than not. Winds will be out of the N at 5-15 mph. Highs will top out in the mid 70s to low 80s with lows in the 50s and 60s.
RAINFALL FORECAST: While it won’t be overly impressive, most areas should pick up at least 0.10″-0.25″ of rain through Sunday night. The southern and western areas of the Dakota News Now area could see 0.25-0.75″ with some higher amounts.
EARLY NEXT WEEK: I am keeping the forecast dry for now but some models want to show rain chances each day early next week as the stationary front is still nearby. If we do see rain, the better chance would be along and east of the James River Valley and I-29 corridor. Highs will be in the 80s, with some areas west of the James River getting into the 90s Tuesday and Wednesday.
LATE NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND: Temperatures will continue to inch upward as we head into the beginning of July and the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Conditions look dry for now, but of course that could change as time gets closer. Highs look to get back into the 90s, with the possibility of temperatures approaching triple digits along and west of the Missouri River by Sunday.
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