An upper level ridge is in place over
much of the central US including the
northern Great Plains. At the surface,
low pressure is found over southern
Canada while high pressure is in place
over the mid-Mississippi River valley.
This in turn is leading to southerly to
southeasterly winds across SD this
morning. Temperatures are currently in
the 40s and 50s under mostly clear
A Red Flag Warning is in place for the
Black Hills today with warm, dry, and
breezy conditions expected. High
temperatures will range from the mid-70s
to lower 80s across the SD prairies
today while that Black Hills sees upper
60s to mid-70s. Minimum RHs will into
the 12-20% range over western SD with
central and eastern SD seeing RHs from
25-35%. South winds from 10-20 mph are
expected with a few gusts to 25-30 mph
over the Black Hills and across
southern/eastern portions of the state.
Mostly clear skies will continue.
Temperatures will nudge up a few degrees
tomorrow and highs will range from the
mid-70s to mid-80s with mostly 70s over
the Black Hills. Dew points will push a
few degrees higher as well which should
keep RHs slightly higher than today;
values from 20-30% are expected West
River and values from 30-50% are
expected East River. Southerly winds are
expected throughout the day from 10-20
mph and gusts to 30 mph are expected
over the eastern half of the state.
Again, mostly clear skies are likely.
Red Flag Warning in Effect for the Black
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