Warmer air will build into the region through the end of the week, accompanied by increasing humidity and storm chances. At this time, storms are most favored Friday night through Saturday night, with a few strong to severe storms possible. Exact timing and location of the greatest chance of storms is still somewhat uncertain though, so if you have outdoor plans late this week, be sure to stay weather aware!
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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