Forecast: Sunny, Warmer Today. Rain Possible This Weekend
The first full day of spring will definitely feel like spring. Today will be sunny and warmer with high temps reaching the low 50s in Sioux Falls and in places with little or no snow left on the ground. There is still plenty of snow left across Central and Northern South Dakota and that will hold temperatures back in the low to mid-40s this afternoon.
With all of the melting going on there is plenty of moisture in the air. That could lead to some patchy fog late tonight.
A weak cold front will bring slightly cooler air to the region tonight into tomorrow. Even though our high temperature will drop a couple of degrees tomorrow, it will still be mostly sunny.
The weekend will stay relatively mild, but we are watching a system that could bring some scattered rain late Saturday and Sunday. Rain should be relatively light with most places getting less than one-quarter inch. With high temperatures in the 40s (North and Central SD) to low 50s (Sioux Falls and in the South), precipitation should be mostly rain, however, in some places as temperatures drop to around freezing late at night or early in the morning there could be some light snow or even some areas of freezing rain.
Showers could linger into Sunday night or early Monday morning, after that it looks like we'll be heading into a dry, warmer pattern that could last through most of next week. Monday will be a bit cooler with high temps in the 40s, but by Tuesday and Wednesday Sioux Falls and locations along and south of I-90 could warm into the 50s to low 60s.
We continue to closely monitor the potential flooding situation. The projected river crest for the Big Sioux River was lowered slightly yesterday. The crest for the Little Sioux River near Milford and the Redwood River near Marshall has been lowered slightly as well, however, these rivers are still expected to crest above the current record flood stage. The James River will continue to rise as well with the gauge near Scotland likely to reach or break the record stage sometime this weekend.
For the complete forecast, check out KSFY TV's Weather Page.
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