Heat and humidity will begin to spread back into western parts of the region today, then continue to expand eastward Friday. This will set the stage for unsettled weather for the upcoming weekend, with isolated strong to severe storms possible Friday night into Saturday night. If you have outdoor activities planned this weekend, stay weather aware and take precautions if you’re out in the heat!
An increasing chance of storms is developing late Friday afternoon into early Saturday across central and eastern South Dakota. A few stronger storms are possible, especially in the evening and early overnight hours. The main risks will be damaging winds and brief heavy rain.
After a relatively warm start to the month, July 2018 ended on a pretty average note, with temperatures at Sioux Falls, Huron, Mitchell, and Sioux City generally within a degree of normal for the month as a whole. The 11th and 12th were the hottest days, with highs in the mid to upper 90s. The early summer heat finally broke around mid-July, with temperatures generally near to below normal for the latter half of the month. Rainfall was more sparse than was seen in June, but some locally heavy rains did still occur, including flooding rains in southwest Minnesota and east central South Dakota. A daily record rainfall of 1.21 inches was set at Mitchell on July 12th.
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