The drier and warmer weather is helping with the harvest, outdoor chores, and activities. According to the USDA on Tuesday, only 39 percent of the corn crop has been harvested followed by 91 percent of the Soybean crop, 64 percent of the Sorghum and 47 percent of the Sunflower.
Temperatures on Friday reached into the 50s and 60s for the most part with a few 40s and even 30s found in eastern, South Dakota. Conditions have remained dry since Wednesday with only a few hundreds of precipitation reported in Buffalo, Philip, Pine Ridge, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. A couple of places like Faith and Winner did report just over one-tenth of an inch of precipitation.
Today will bring a chance of light rain showers, but amounts look to be only a few hundreds of an inch.
Friday's High Temperatures:
Pine Ridge: 61
Rapid City Airport: 59
Sioux Falls Airport: 57