Today we venture not terribly far from VW HQ, over to Sioux Falls. What weekend weather can we expect?
At 3:56pm CDT, the temperature at Sioux Falls, SD is 71 degrees under mostly sunny skies. High pressure is sitting over the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains today, making for a very nice day for much of the region. This dome of high pressure will be shifting eastward over the weekend, however, making its way to the Great Lakes by midday Saturday and allowing a mid-level impulse to shift through the Central Plains into the Eastern Dakotas tomorrow. This could kick up some afternoon shower activity, but shouldn’t be a washout at all. Throughout the day tomorrow into Sunday, low pressure will develop and intensify as it pushing out over the Dakotas and in the process create a pretty strong southerly flow. It’ll be breezy on Sunday but temperatures won’t really make too appreciable of a jump. A decent amount of the day should be dry, but the evening to overnight hours look to be pretty soggy as a surface low shifts pretty close to Sioux Falls. The Twin Cities Marathon is being run this Sunday so those runners could see a few showers as well, but luckily it looks like the worst that morning will be to the northwest.
Saturday: Chance of showers, mainly in afternoon. High 66, Low 52.
Sunday: Morning showers expected, possible late night thunderstorms. High 68, Low 56.
TWC: Saturday: Afternoon showers. High 67, Low 50.
Sunday: Morning showers, windy. High 66, Low 56.
AW: Saturday: An afternoon shower or two. High 67, Low 50.
Sunday: Clouds and sun with a thunderstorm. High 67, Low 56.
NWS: Saturday: Chance of showers and breezy. High 66, Low 50.
Sunday: Thunderstorms likely then showers likely and breezy. High 67, Low 56.
WB: Saturday: Chance of rain showers. High 65, Low 52.
Sunday: 70% chance of thunderstorms. High 65, Low 59.
WN: Saturday: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. High 67, Low 50.
Sunday: Windy with rain showers likely. High 66, Low 56.
FIO: Saturday: Light rain starting in the afternoon. High 65, Low 52.
Sunday: Light rain throughout the day and breezy in the morning. High 64, Low 55.
Here we can see Sioux Falls, on the edge of our picture, under mostly clear skies, but a large mass of clouds festers over the Western Plains. That unfortuantely will be sliding over the region throughout the weekend.