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Brandon Spinner, KDLT Chief Meteorologist

It was a much different day out there today depending on what side of the Jim River you live on. To the east it was very comfortable with temps into the upper 70s and low 80s. Yes, the humidity made a comeback, but overall temps have been below normal. On the other side of the Jim, it has been VERY hot! Temps into the upper9 0s and low 100s out there this afternoon, and that has sparked some storms. We have a chance for more of those and cloud cover through the overnight tonight.

Tonight the best chance for storms will be in southern South Dakota where the heat was the strongest, as well as northeast South Dakota. Some of those storms could be severe for a time, but we don’t expect them to stay strong too long. From there we will just see some passing clouds and some warm overnight temps. Lows will be into the upper 60s and low 70s, with the warmest expected in southern parts of the state. Wind will stay a bit brisk at 10 to 15 mph from the south.

Tuesday will be an active day with more of the heat and humidity across the area. Wind will be very breezy from the south at 10 to 30 mph. Skies will continue to stay clear on Tuesday, but it clouds will pick up as we move into the evening. Temps will be very high with the low to mid 90s, with the triple digits expected in central South Dakota as well. That heat will be the catalyst for some of those late day storms which could become severe. Large hail, damaging wind gusts, and isolated tornadoes are all a risk for those to the east of the Missouri, so make sure you are staying weather aware!

More of the showers and thunderstorms on the way overnight into Wednesday morning, which some heavy rain possible! Wednesday looks to be a gloomy one with plenty of cloud cover across the area, thickest to the south. High temps will be much cooler too, with the upper 70s and low to mid 80s across the area. It will be coolest to the south where the rain is heaviest. Rainfall could be anywhere from a half inch to two inches depending on the placement of storms. From there we will see a lot more clearing as we move into the end of the week. The good news is that is should stay comfortable with temperatures staying into the low to mid 80s!

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