Severe Weather Possible This Weekend
Warm and Muggy Conditions
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Our weather pattern is about to get very active over the weekend which just so happens to be during a holiday weekend.
Our first disturbance will move into western South Dakota this evening and keep the severe weather threat off to our west. An isolated severe storm may reach central South Dakota with wind and hail being the main risks, but overall we should avoid the severe threat further east. We’ll dry out overnight and even have sunshine for much of the day Saturday.
Speaking of Saturday, it’s the first of several First Alert Weather Days we have declared across the area. On Saturday, there is a Slight Risk for severe weather which is a level 2 out of 5 on the scale. Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the primary threats. This will begin Saturday night in western South Dakota and advance east Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
Sunday is another First Alert Weather Day as there will be an Enhanced Risk (level 3 out of 5) for severe weather in eastern South Dakota and parts of Minnesota and Iowa. This time around, tornadoes will be possible in addition to large hail and the potential for hurricane force wind gusts. The timing will be the same - Sunday evening into early Monday morning.
Memorial Day will still bring showers and storms and yet another risk for severe weather in eastern South Dakota and parts of Minnesota and Iowa. Make sure you have the First Alert Weather App ready to go!
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