What. A. Day. We had more of a late August/early September feel out there this afternoon as temperatures were in the low to mid 80s in some places! That heat was evident across southern South Dakota while to the east we were much closer to the normal, but still quite warm. I hope you like it because we have more of that warmth on the way for Friday, just don’t get used to it.
Overnight the clouds will continue to push in and out of the area as we will see more of the warmth. Low temperatures will range from the mdi to upper 40s and in central and southern South Dakota we will be into the low to mid 50s. Wind will stay light from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Record temperatures are again on the way for Friday with highs likely to reach the upper 70s and low 80w if you live south of I-90. Don’t get too discouraged if you live farther north as we are still expecting the lower to mid-70s. Skies will be mostly clear to partly cloudy, but the real issue will be the wind. If you live north of Highway 14 we will see gusts from the northwest near 25 to 30 mph, while to the south it will be more of a west or southwest wind at 10 to 20 mph.
When I said don’t get used to it, I meant it because big changes move in right away. Saturday we will see some cloud cover roll in, bringing the threat for rainfall by the afternoon across northern South Dakota. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see showers near Sioux Falls, but the best chance is for those to the north of I-90. Temperatures will be much much cooler with highs into the mid to upper 50s. Sunday we will see the same kind of temperature, but the skies will be much clearer bringing us more of that golden ball of gas.
As far as Halloween goes, it looks like the kids will be in for a treat, no pun intended. We’ll have plenty of sunshine through the area as we will see a lot more warmth. Highs could be back into the low 70s in some spots, with cooler weather up to the north.