Roller coaster temperatures expected this week

Published: Oct. 8, 2022 at 7:42 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 9, 2022 at 3:43 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- The weekend overall has been pretty nice and as we head into the upcoming week, we’ll keep the dry conditions around but we’re going to have a swing in temperatures.

Tonight we’ll have a mostly clear to mostly cloudy sky as a weak cold front drifts south. Winds will be light turning from the north and northwest to the east to southeast overnight with lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

We’ll have a partly to mostly sunny sky Monday with an increasing southerly to southeasterly at 5-20 mph. Highs will be in the 70s with lows in the mid 40s to upper 50s.

Tuesday will have a mostly sunny sky southeast with increasing clouds from west to east as a strong cold front comes through. Along with that, a strong southerly wind will be turning northwesterly as the cold front passes through. Highs top out in the 70s and 80s with the warmest temperatures southeast. A few showers are possible as the front moves through and isolated thunderstorms are also possible along and east of I-29, and the Storm Prediction Center has introduced a level one out of five risk for a strong to severe thunderstorm along and southeast of a line from Vermillion to New Ulm.

A few widely scattered showers could linger Wednesday, but the story will be the strong northwest winds and we could see wind gusts as high as 50 mph. We’ll need to monitor for the possibility of wind alerts being issued, and the potential for fire weather concerns. Temperatures tumble back into the 50s and 60s with lows in the 30s.

The end of the week into next weekend will remain quiet with a clear to partly cloudy and feeling fall-like with highs in the 50s and 60s.