Scattered rain chances to begin the week

Published: May. 20, 2022 at 12:35 PM CDT|Updated: May. 22, 2022 at 3:26 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- The raingear will be needed at times to kickoff the last week of May.

Tonight though will be quiet with a clear to partly cloudy sky. Cloud cover will begin to increase throughout the evening and overnight ahead of the next system. Areas west of the Missouri River will see a few showers overnight. Lows fall back into the upper 30s to mid 40s, so frost and freeze concerns will not be an issue.

Rain chances will return heading into Monday. It won’t reach the James River and I-29 corridor until the afternoon hours. An isolated thunderstorm is possible but on the low end of the scale. Scattered chances for showers linger into Tuesday but it won’t rain the entire time.

Wednesday will be interesting as some models keep a shield of rain east of I-29 but some push that as far west as the James River. As of now, expect some spotty showers early in the day West River with the better chance of showers East River.

Through Wednesday, rain totals will be on the lighter side as most spots will see less than a quarter inch, but areas south of I-90 and east of I-29 could see upwards of a half inch or more.

The end of the week looks brighter and warmer as well as higher pressure moves in and a ridge in the jet stream builds.

Most of the Memorial Day weekend should be okay with a partly to mostly cloudy sky but there will be sporadic chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms, so keep that in mind if you have any outdoor plans.

As far as temperatures go, highs will be in the 50s and 60s Monday with 60s Tuesday and Wednesday. Expect temperatures to jump into the 70s and 80s for Thursday into the weekend.

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