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Pleasant through Monday Evening

Rain chances return late Monday Night
Published: May. 14, 2022 at 8:01 AM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2022 at 3:20 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- The weather will be very pleasant in the very short-term with light winds and clear skies. Rain chances return late Monday night into Tuesday.

TONIGHT: A few clouds this evening will give way to a mainly clear sky. Winds will be light out of the west and become more variable to calm overnight. Lows fall back into the low to mid 40s, though some of the traditionally cooler spots could very well drop into the upper 30s.

MONDAY: After a cool start, it’ll turn out to be just a beautiful day with a mostly clear sky. Clouds increase Monday night as the next system approaches and there will be a chance for widely scattered showers and thunderstorms after sunset. Winds will be gradually shifting from the west to the east at 5-15 mph. Highs will be in the mid 70s to low 80s with lower 70s northeast. Lows fall back into the upper 40s to upper 50s.

TUESDAY: We’ll have a partly to mostly cloudy sky with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day into the evening before ending overnight. An isolated strong to severe thunderstorm is possible for southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa, but chances are on the lower end of the scale. Highs will cool back into the 60s and 70s.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: We dry out and warm back up once again Wednesday with a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday night for the northern and western South Dakota while staying dry southeast. Everyone has a chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday into Thursday night and the Storm Prediction Center has now introduced a risk for severe thunderstorms for southeast South Dakota, most of Minnesota and northwest Iowa. We’ll watch these developments closely over the next few days. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s both days.

NEXT WEEKEND: The chance for showers lingers into Friday, then we get a break Friday night through the rest of the weekend under a partly to mostly cloudy sky. A few widely scattered showers are possible at times, but chances are 20% or less. The story next weekend will be the much cooler weather with highs in the 50s and lower 60s with lows in the 30s and 40s, so planters be aware there’s the potential for frost both Friday and Saturday nights.

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