Storms Expected Monday Evening; Slowly Clearing Out Tuesday

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 1:21 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 6:08 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Rain chances will continue through the evening hours, but will give way to drier weather Tuesday and a beautiful day Wednesday and Thursday, along with the return of Summer.

TONIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms will gradually end from west to east throughout the evening as a low pressure system tracks through the area. Skies remain mostly cloudy overnight with areas of fog developing overnight. Winds will be shifting to the N and NW at 5-10 mph. Lows drop back into the 50s to near 60.

TUESDAY: Skies will be gradually clearing throughout the day as higher pressure settles in. Clouds will hang on throughout the day for the eastern and southeastern parts of the area. Skies will become mostly clear to clear Tuesday night as the high moves over our area. Winds will be out of the NNW at 5-15 mph becoming light to calm Tuesday night. Highs will top out in the low to mid 70s with lows in the 40s and 50s.

WEDNESDAY: It’ll be a very nice day, but the winds will become an issue heading into the afternoon hours. This is thanks to a warm front approaching from the west and the high pressure sitting to our southeast. Winds will be light during the morning, but will increase to 10-25 mph out of the S with gusts as high as 35-40 mph. Highs will top out in the 70s east to the 80s west. Lows fall back into the 50s and 60s with the breezy southerly wind continuing.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: A cold front will sweep through the area Thursday into Thursday night. Thursday will be dry but there will be a chance of showers Thursday night into Friday. Along with that, we’ll see winds shifting from the S to the N and will be breezy at times. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s Thursday and 70s Friday.

WEEKEND: It’ll certainly feel like Summer heading into the final weekend of Summer. Skies will be clear to partly cloudy with a breezy southerly wind in place. Highs will be in the 80s to near 90 with lows in the 60s. The chance for scattered showers returns to the forecast by Sunday night.

EARLY NEXT WEEK: Models indicate a chance of scattered rain showers Monday and Tuesday with drier conditions by the middle of the week. Highs will be in the mid 70s to low 80s Monday, with upper 60s to mid 70s the rest of the week. The Climate Prediction Center Outlooks the past few days have been indicating temperatures above average with precipitation near average, so expect this forecast to change in the coming days.

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