KSFY SEVERE WEATHER CENTER
Welcome Back Sunshine!
Updated by KSFY Meteorologist Shawn Cable on Thursday, May 23 at 4:42 AM
Finally... We get to see the sun again today! It will be sunny all day with high temps in the upper 60s in Sioux Falls and east of the James Valley. Parts of central South Dakota reach the low 70s today. Wind will be fairly light - east to southeast at 5-15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph are likely across central South Dakota.
It will be sunny again tomorrow morning with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms possible by tomorrow afternoon and evening. I do not expect widespread severe weather tomorrow, however, there could be one or two isolated strong storms with hail and straight-line wind gusts that approach severe limits. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, too. The best chance for thunderstorms will be late afternoon, evening and overnight each and every day of the weekend. Once again, there may be isolated strong to severe storms. The good news is that we will gradually warm-up. High temps will warm from the low 70s on Saturday to the mid/upper 70s on Memorial Day.
If you're going to be spending the holiday weekend away from home, be sure to take something that will help you stay in touch with the weather. Download the free KSFY Weather App to your phone and follow me on Twitter. I also highly recommend a weather radio. A weather radio will wake you up at night if severe weather strikes. If you will be camping, scope out the campground and find the severe weather shelter. You probably won't need it, but it's nice to know where it is just in case.
I'll have another update on the holiday weekend weather tomorrow. .
Phil Schreck is our Senior Meteorologist. Phil came to KSFY in 1988 from Cedar Rapids, IA. He is a member of the American Meteorologist Society and holds the AMS broadcast Seal of Approval.More >>