FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy conditions to begin the week

Published: Aug. 13, 2022 at 7:40 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2022 at 3:30 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - While the weekend overall was dry and on the “cooler” side of things, the next system is set to move in and bring some beneficial rainfall to the area to kick off the week.

While scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible for southern and western South Dakota through the evening, rain chances begin increase in coverage Sunday night, and will continue through Monday evening. Rain chances become more scattered Monday night before ending midday Tuesday.

Models continue to indicate the heaviest to fall along and south of Highway 14, where totals of a half inch to an inch are expected with isolated amounts up to two inches possible. Exactly where the heaviest band of rain sets up is still a question mark. Totals will be up to a half inch across northern South Dakota.

We dry out for a short-time midweek before another chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms returns late in the week.

As far as temperatures go, it will be cool on Monday with highs in the upper 60s to mid to upper 70s. The rest of the extended forecast will feature highs in the 70s and 80s, which is near to slightly below seasonal averages for mid-August.

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