FRIDAY, MARCH 06, 2015

Heavy Rain Likely Tonight

We have some big changes coming to our weather pattern over the next couple of days. While today, tomorrow and the rest of the week will be cool like last week, it’s also going to be riddled with scattered showers and thunderstorms. As of right now, I think the best chance for rain will be late tonight into tomorrow with heavy rainfall amounts of an inch or more possible in some places, especially along and south of I-90.

Today will be mostly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two possible. The chance of rain during the day today is not great, but I can’t rule out an isolated thunderstorm. This evening, showers and thunderstorms will develop and become more widespread along the South Dakota/Nebraska state-line. Storms will move north toward I-90, bringing heavy rainfall amounts of an inch or more through the night. While the severe weather threat will be fairly minimal today and tonight, some storms could produce hail and strong straight-line wind gusts. I’ll be watching the severe potential very closely, stay tuned for updates.

Showers and thunderstorms will linger into tomorrow morning. Right now, all signs point to rain ending before noon. Clouds, however, will stick around and that will keep tomorrow’s afternoon temps in the low 70s. A few more scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night.

While tonight will be our best chance at measurable rain this week, scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible just about every day this week and through the weekend. If you are heading to Sturgis or are planning to spend time at the Sioux Empire Fair, don’t worry… Everything will be scattered and there will be plenty of dry time. Temperatures will warm back into the 80s by the weekend.

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Cable & Apland to Perform in Watertown August 8

cableaplandOne of the best piano players in the world (who just happens to be my good friendĀ Erik Apland) and I will be performing at the Redlin Art Center Amphitheater on Friday, August 8th at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $15 and are going fast. Call (605) 882-3877 or toll free at 1-877-TREDLIN for more information or to purchase tickets.

The show is a mix of jazz, pop, Broadway tunes and whatever else we’re in the mood to do.

Need more convincing? Here’s a clip of an opera-ish song we did at the Dell Rapids Opera House back in the summer of 2012.

Here are some clips from an appearance Erik made on the KSFY Morning News back in 2012. Ignore the part about going to our performance in Dell Rapids. That already happened. Pretend we’re saying Watertown on August 8.

Severe Storms, Heavy Rain Today

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible across much of our region again today. Storms will develop in two rounds. The first will develop across Nebraska early this morning and move northeast into south-central and southeast South Dakota by mid morning. Large hail and damaging straight-line wind gusts will be the primary severe threat with storms that develop this morning.

Round two will happen this afternoon as storms redevelop across eastern South Dakota and move into southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Development of afternoon storms will depend largely on what happens with our first round of storms this morning. If the morning storms hold together, they could flush out some of the potential energy for storms this afternoon. If not, explosive development of thunderstorms is possible this afternoon and evening.

The atmosphere will be very unstable and packed with moisture this afternoon and the dynamics will be present for strong, supercell thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes. In addition to severe weather, the significant amount of moisture in the atmosphere means the potential for very heavy rain in places that have already had more than they can handle. Flash flooding will, once again, be possible in many places.

Stay weather aware today. Be sure you have a means of staying in touch with changing weather conditions because things could happen very quickly later today.