A Few Strong Storms This weekend: Friday night & Sunday night
We're not expecting widespread severe weather with these next two systems, but a few could pack quite the punch, so we'll keep an eye out
- Our trend of sunny warm days is placed on hold as unsettled weather looms on the horizon
- Temperatures will struggle to reach the 80 for much of the region seeing 60s and 70s for today
- A few thundershowers are already crossing the region, particularly in Wyoming and the Nebraskan panhandle
- The Storm prediction center has a Marginal Risk (1/5) for strong thunderstorms this afternoon going into tonight and early Saturday morning
- Any impacts should be spotty, short lived and be relatively quick in nature.
- Most of these risks should stay on the Wyoming side of the border, but we’ll keep an eye out this evening for a few rogues that make the journey across the Hills
- The bulk of storm activity should stay in the evening hours, as a main line pushes through the region
- Some storms could linger into the early hours of Saturday morning, but most should fall apart before the make it over the Black Hills
- Isolated Spots of heavy rain could be associated with some of these storms, so we’ll just need to be aware that flooding could be a symptom as these storms go through.
- If you notice flooded roads, do your best to drive around them. Roads can easily wash out just underneath the pavement and your vehicle could be the weight that finally brings full collapse.
- For the most part, Saturday and Sunday will be relatively nice days with only isolated chances of thunderstorm activity
- Cooler temperatures will be likely, with another round of thunderstorms expected Sunday evening going into Monday morning
- Next week, for whats its worth, looks dry to start out and shows an unsettled pattern once again settling in for mid to late week
We’re starting to inch our way into the transitional period of Summer to Fall in the Black Hills. I’ve noticed crickets, bugs and all other sorts of creatures frantically trying to get indoors, which is usually a good sign that they know something we don’t. I’ll be watching the long range for temperature outlooks and potent systems so we can keep on top of whatever might be coming our way for mid to late September. Wednesday and Thursday of next week has a good chance to bring us a decent shot of cool air, so we’ll keep an eye on that. Be safe out there this weekend! -Brant