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Active Weather Pattern

Temperatures Remain Mild
Published: May. 18, 2021 at 3:23 AM CDT|Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 4:48 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Thanks to a stalled out weather pattern, we’re going to continue to deal with pop up showers and storms throughout much of the week. As temperatures warm up, we’re going to see more opportunities for the pop up showers and storms to develop. This will at least present an opportunity for some much needed rainfall.

As we head into Wednesday, we’ll begin the day on a quiet note, but then after noon with the heating of the day we’ll begin to see more pop up showers and storms. The threat for severe weather looks low on Wednesday. Highs will be in the upper 70′s to the lower 80′s. On Thursday, expect a similar trend with a chance for some severe weather moving in.

The threat for severe weather on Thursday will be confined to central South Dakota as a Marginal Risk meaning it’s a 1 out of 5 on the scale and a couple of storms could become severe briefly for some quarter-sized hail and wind gusts exceeding 58 mph. Western South Dakota is under a Slight Risk for severe weather which is a 2 out of 5 on the scale and just west of the viewing area.

We’ll get a break on Friday, but still have a mix of sun and clouds. Highs will be in the lower to mid 80′s. Chances for showers and storms will continue through the weekend and even next Monday as well.

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