Presidential Forecast: Isolated strong storms Friday afternoon
More strong storms are possible this afternoon in the higher elevations of the Black Hills and across the Northern portions of our area.
- Another warm day is expected across the Black Hills Region, with isolated strong storms likely by the afternoon and evening hours.
- Mount Rushmore will be slightly cooler, but with higher chances to encounter some of those isolated afternoon storms.
- There is a Slight (2/5) Risk for strong to severe storms this afternoon and evening in areas of the Northern Hills, Northeastern Wyoming and Northwest South Dakota.
- These storms could have isolated large hail and gusty winds.
- The first part of today will be much like Thursday, with mostly sunny skies and warm conditions.
- Clouds will start building in the afternoon and evening hours, with a few of those billowing into Isolated Thunderstorms.
- Current short-range models hint at thunderstorm development in the Central and northern Hills, timing so far looks to be around 1-3 PM, but could start a little later than that.
- Short range models show most thunderstorm activity staying *outside* of the Black Hills, so the hope is those watching the fireworks show won’t have to compete with lightning for attention.
- Temperatures will quickly cool as the sun goes down, dipping into the 60s and upper 50s in some cases, with perhaps a few isolated thunderstorms rumbling across portions of our area.