From KSFY Television Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli

The cold front is now well south of us and its passage is the reason why fall-like air will be in place today and tomorrow. Humidity will be extremely low, the wind will be light and high temperatures will stick to the 70s and low 80s in certain locations.

There is a disturbance across the Central Plains and it will bring an increase in clouds for those of you that reside along the Missouri River this morning. A stray shower or two cannot be ruled out through Noon from Gregory, to Yankton and Elk Point to begin the day.

Surface high pressure will begin to build in overnight, thus giving us a mainly clear sky, light wind and plummeting temperatures. Several spots will fall into the 50s by Thursday morning, with spots in the north possibly dropping into the upper 40s! The high pressure will drift to our northeast, resulting in more of a southerly wind as we head into the day on Thursday. High temperatures will be on either side of 80 degrees Thursday afternoon.

A little more cloud cover and perhaps a chance at some rainfall approaches our picture late work week and into next weekend. Clouds and sunshine will take over for most of Friday with high temperatures topping 80 degrees in most spots. A disturbance will move from west to east across the state and may bring a few showers or rumbles of thunder through the afternoon. The best opportunity for measurable rainfall is along central and northeast South Dakota. Have a back up plan in store if you have outdoor activities planned on Friday!

The better opportunity for more widespread rainfall will be over the weekend. We are still monitoring the latest trends in the timing of this weekend's rain. Conditions do appear to dry out as we head into Tuesday of next week, but temperatures will remain below normal for the extended period.


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