First Alert Forecast: Turning dry and warm for a while

Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 7:38 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 28, 2022 at 3:56 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- The weekend overall was pretty good aside from some breezy and muggy conditions.

A cold front will continue through the area and there is chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms this evening for areas east of the James River. The best chances will be through 11 pm, and some storms could turn strong to severe. There is a level one risk for severe thunderstorms east of an Ortonville to Luverne to Vermillion line. Should storms develop, hail up to 2″ in diameter and damaging wind gusts to 70 mph could be possible with the strongest storms along with a very low end threat of an isolated tornado. A weak upper level feature could bring some light rain showers and drizzle overnight along the Missouri River. Winds will be breezy during the evening, but will decrease to 5-15 mph after sunset. Lows fall back into the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Any clouds and showers will exit the area by mid-morning Monday and skies will be sunny areawide heading into the afternoon on Monday. The only blemish on the forecast will be a gusty west to northwest wind at 10-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

It’ll remain very quiet for the foreseeable future with clear to partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 70s to upper 80s with lows in the 50s and 60s. Models show temperatures climbing a few degrees late in the week into next weekend.