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FIRST ALERT: Level two out of risk for strong to severe thunderstorms overnight

Published: May. 7, 2022 at 9:27 AM CDT|Updated: May. 8, 2022 at 6:05 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms could be possible later tonight across the region. The story then turns to the strong gusty winds for Monday.

TONIGHT: Another storm system will bring a chance for more showers and thunderstorms, beginning after sunset and continuing throughout the night. Models are starting to trend further northwest with where the bulk of the activity will be, but everyone has a chance for storms tonight. We now have a level two risk for strong to severe thunderstorms overnight for southwest Minnesota, south-central and eastern South Dakota including Winner, Mitchell, Huron, Brookings, Marshall, Watertown and Sisseton. Areas around that have a level one risk. Hail to ping-pong ball size will be the main hazard though a few damaging wind gusts are also possible with any severe thunderstorms that develop. Be sure to have a way to get those weather alerts tonight if you have any plans. Lows fall back mostly in the 50s but temperatures could rise in the southeastern areas overnight towards sunrise.

MONDAY: Showers and thunderstorms will end and skies clear from southwest to northeast Monday as the low pressure tracks northeast. Winds will also become strong and shift towards the west and northwest at 15-30 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph. Most of the area is under a WIND ADVISORY from 10 AM until 8 PM. Winds calm down Monday night with a clear to partly cloudy sky. Highs range from the 60s northwest to the 80s southeast with lows in the 40s and 50s.

Wind Advisory for Monday May 9th
Wind Advisory for Monday May 9th(Dakota News Now)

TUESDAY: Tuesday will be a touch cooler with a clear to partly cloudy sky. Highs top out in the 70s with lows in the 50s.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: A warm front will push through Wednesday ahead of the next storm system and chances for showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast late in the day Wednesday and continuing through Friday morning. The Storm Prediction Center has now introduced a risk for severe thunderstorms on Thursday for the area, so we’ll need to watch this closely. Humidity levels will be higher as well as dewpoints look to climb into the 60s. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s with everyone in the 80s Thursday. Some of the southeastern hometowns could very well reach 90 degrees both Wednesday and Thursday. Highs fall back into the upper 60s to mid to upper 70s Friday.

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