It is going to be another amazing spring day… Even better than yesterday because it will not be windy. Today will be mostly sunny with highs ranging from the low to mid 70s in Sioux Falls and places east of the James River to the low 80s across central South Dakota.
Tomorrow will be warm and windy with our first shot at severe weather this season. Thunderstorms will develop along and east of a line from Marshall, Minnesota to Sioux Falls to Yankton by mid afternoon tomorrow and move eastward through the afternoon and into the evening. Large hail and straight-line wind gusts will be the main threat with these storms. The forecast location of storms may change a bit based on the speed of the front that will be triggering them. Stay with me throughout the day today and especially tomorrow for updates on the severe storm potential.
After tomorrow, the rest of the week will be cooler but still above average. High temperatures will range from the 50s to 60s on Thursday and Friday. The weekend will be partly cloudy and dry with high temps in the 60s.
A reminder that the Grassland Fire Danger Index will continue to be very high to extreme through tomorrow and into the weekend. Please be very, very careful with anything that has anything to do with fire. In these conditions, something as simple as a cigarette out the window can turn into a destructive wildfire in a matter of minutes.