From KSFY Television Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli

A lot of sunshine is going to be present once again today as temperatures are going to warm even more. Rising temperatures is going to be the theme through the remainder of the week along with a lot more humidity as we approach the Thursday and Friday time frame. As a low pressure hangs out just to our west over the next few days it may bring a few chances for some showers and storms a couple of nights this week. One or two stray storms cannot be ruled out along central South Dakota tonight. Overall, the better chance for thunderstorms will be late Wednesday night.

As a warm front starts to slide south to north across the state Wednesday into Thursday, it will cause high temperatures to easily top the middle and upper 80s in many locations. This is also when downright humid conditions begin to settle in as well.

Due to all of the daytime heating and humidity present, thunderstorms (some severe) are likely Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. These storms will generally track from west to east across the state. The main risks with these storms will be for times of heavy rain, strong wind gusts and some hail. Once again, plenty of daytime energy will contribute to the chance for additional nocturnal storms through this week. Make sure you have an efficient way to receive the latest updates on impending storms.

The hottest stretch of the 7-Day Forecast will be Thursday afternoon right on through the weekend. We are talking about high temperatures easily cracking 90 degrees in several spots and dew point temperatures will also top 70 degrees. When dew point values top 70 degrees, it means that it will feel miserable to unbearably hot and sultry outside. Make sure you have a way to stay hydrated and cool if you have outdoor plans late this week! Keep in mind, it will feel like 100-110° late this week into next weekend.

For the complete forecast, check out KSFY TV's Weather Page.


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