Midnight Rumblers: Thundershowers likely this evening

It's starting to feel like Spring finally, and with that comes the return of evening light shows.

Some interesting long range forecasts are coming together, and it has implications on what the rest of April could look like. Let’s break it down.

  • A few showers will push through areas North of the Black Hills this morning, most should stay away from the Hills but an umbrella wouldn’t hurt
  • Temperatures could very well warm into the low 60’s as fast moving warm air pools into the region from the Southeast
  • Clouds will begin to gather this evening as the warmth and moisture of the day gets ignited by a cold front pushing through the region.

  • Thunderstorms will rumble through the region this evening, mostly affecting areas North of the Black Hills, but a rogue storm along the I-90 corridor towards Rapid City can’t be ruled out
  • Don’t be surprised if some tiny hail is embedded in some of these storms this evening. Shouldn’t be more than that.
  • Windy conditions will follow from the Northwest as cool air pools into the region once again.
  • Winds will continue through Thursday, along with daily chances for showers
  • Friday finally sees drier, warmer weather in the 70’s with less windy conditions

  • A nice, dry, warm pattern moves in for Friday and Saturday, ushering a wonderful start to the weekend
  • Another cold front looks likely Saturday evening however, and the chance for more showers and even thunderstorms remains
  • Easter looks, at the very least, partly dry. Other than dodging a few passing showers things should be rather quiet
  • The beginning of next week looks unsettled, but the long range past that at least looks promising

  • Our 8-14 day outlook shows slightly above average temperatures are likely. that would be 60° and higher around this time of year

  • Our 8-14 day outlook for precipitation also shows slightly above normal totals for the Black Hills region.
  • We’ll need to be careful, as above normal temperatures will mean quick snowmelt, and there’s still a good deal out there

  • Snow Depth hangs around 2-2.5 feet in the Northwestern Black Hills.
  • Some areas of the plains, particularly North of I-90 still holds around a foot of snow. we will need to watch rivers and tributaries over the next week or so.
  • Given our increased chances for rain over the next week or two, this will be something to watch.

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