Thunderstorms could have kick today: Preparing for storm season
Nothing to be overly concerned about today, but we'll need to start paying attention to the possibility of strong storms as we approach severe weather season
- Most of today will remain dry, with temperatures in the mid 70’s
- Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon going into this evening, some could be strong
- By later this evening showers are expected to move on, leaving us with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the high 40′
- Isolated thunderstorms will start in Wyoming and the Black Hills this afternoon and move into South Dakota this evening
- There will be daily chances for showers and thunderstorms in the Black Hills region over the next 3-5 days
- Thursday could see a few stronger storms move through the region
- Temperatures will hang around the 70’s for most, with Hot Springs seeing the warmer temperatures and greater chances for showers and thunderstorms
- The farther away you get from the Black Hills, the less likely you’ll see as many showers and thunderstorms. Wasta and Martin could stills see a few isolated storms on Tuesday
- Most will see showers and thunderstorms on Thursday, save perhaps for Buffalo and Ekalaka, Montana.
- Temperatures will be warm, areas like Wasta, Martin and the Badlands could see a few spots that see 90° on Wednesday
- Sundance and Newcastle could see a few isolated stronger storms on Tuesday, while Gillette and Sheridan miss most of the storm activity.
- Sheridan could see a few isolated showers on Wednesday, but most will stay dry and warm, temperatures hanging around the mid to high 70’s
- Strong thunderstorms are possible on Thursday going into Friday, and is worth watching
- Communities surrounding the foothills will see the leftover showers that pop up in the Black Hills over the next couple of days.
- Pine Ridge could escape most of the storm action on Wednesday, while Box Elder could see an isolated shower
- Most will need to watch Thursday for a few stronger storms. Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to upper 70’s, with pine ridge seeing temperatures in the 80’s
- With storm season upon us, here’s the 1-5 scale the storm prediction center uses to convey potential hazards.
- So far, we are only seeing isolated thunderstorm activity with no threats for severe weather, save perhaps on Thursday where a few strong storms will be possible. No threats have been posted as of yet.
A cooler, wet pattern looks likely for this weekend, with temperatures by Sunday in the 50’s with scattered showers. We’ll keep you updated throughout the day on this dynamic forecast!