The warming trend continues – Highs Wednesday in the upper 60s – low 70s

Memorial Day weekend is shaping up to look interesting. -Meteorologist Erik Dean

THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY: On this day in 1883: Every bridge between Rapid City and Rochford along Rapid Creek was washed out due to flooding.

SHORT TERM FORECAST: Sunday, more sun and even more sun is in the forecast. We had abundant sunshine for your Tuesday with temperatures in the low 60s. Wednesday afternoon, we’ll see temperatures going into the upper 60s – low 70s with lots of sun. For your Thursday, you guessed it, even more sunshine with temperatures continuing to go up. Highs will be in the upper 70s – low 80s and folks, we aren’t stopping there. For your Friday, we’ll be well into the 80s with some places flirting with the 90° mark!

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FORECAST:
This is where things start to get interesting as we inch closer to Memorial Day Weekend. Now the Storm Prediction Center has posted a “Heads up” if you will for some strong to severe weather Friday Night through Saturday.

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I want to be very, very clear with this; this is still a few days out. 1) Short Range Models still need to come out. Until they do, this forecast is going to be a little challenging. 2) The guidance models will continue to change between now and then. Once we start to get everything more in agreement and the short range comes in, which will be Thursday, then we can nail down exactly what we can expect for Friday Night/Saturday. I know with it being Memorial Day Weekend, people are starting to make plans, but at this point, I cannot comfortably say “Yes, we will see strong to severe weather.” I personally will be waiting until tomorrow to talk about that.

Now with that being said, I think either a Marginal, or a Slight (1 out of 5, or 2 out of 5) risk for severe weather will be issued tomorrow and personally either way it goes will be perfectly fine.

Stay tuned.

 

-E.D.

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