Active Holiday Weekend

Some Storms Could Become Severe
Trend Continues Over the Weekend
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 4:09 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 4:50 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Our active holiday weekend will all begin tonight with showers and storms starting out in western South Dakota tonight.

Storm chances will build in for southwestern South Dakota and some of those storms could become severe. There is a Slight Risk for severe weather in southwestern South Dakota for today (a level 2 out of 5). Most of those storms will avoid the immediate area and begin to weaken as they follow along I-90 and move east. Some gusty winds will be possible in south central South Dakota.

Temperatures will start to creep back up over the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s Saturday with 90s returning to most of the region Sunday. We’re going to move into a little bit of a more active pattern with chances of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening over the weekend. There will likely be some isolated severe storms throughout the weekend itself, but nothing widespread is anticipated. Both Saturday and Sunday feature a Marginal Risk for severe weather (a level 1 out of 5).

The Fourth of July isn’t looking too bad. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s around the region. Again, we’re going to see a chance for some pop-up showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening, but I don’t think we’ll see any rain outs and should have plenty of dry time for outdoor activities! Highs will be in the 80s for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The heat returns by the end of next week with highs climbing back into the 90s to the triple digits.

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