October 16, 2021


Tuesday Brings Storms

Quiet weather conditions are in place across South Dakota controlled by a high pressure system in the region.  These conditions will not last as a wave of energy will bring chances of showers and thunderstorms to the area by later tonight and continue into Tuesday and Tuesday night.  By Wednesday the chance of precipitation will fade away bring drier conditions for Thursday before the next chances for thunderstorms comes for western, South Dakota by Friday.


Severe weather chances on Tuesday look to be limited with an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm cannot be ruled out across central and eastern areas of the state.  Hail and gusty winds look to be the main threat.

Total precipitation amounts look to be the heaviest across eastern, South Dakota where a quarter to half of an inch of rain is possible.  Lesser amounts, around a tenth of inch, is expected for the west and north and under a tenth of inch for the southwest and south-central regions of the state.   Localizes heavier amounts are possible where areas that see stronger thunderstorms.

General Rainfall Forecast:

Aberdeen:  0.05" - 0.15"
Brookings:  0.25" - 0.50"
Buffalo:  0.05" - 0.15"
Chamberlain:  0.00" - 0.10"
Huron: 0.10" - 0.20"
Philip:  0.00 - 0.10"
Pierre:  0.00" - 0.05"
Rapid City:  0.00" - 0.10"
Sioux Falls:  0.25" - 0.50"
Watertown:  0.25" - 0.50"