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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