7 Day Forecast 7 Day Forecast

The extreme heat and humidity today has prompted the National Weather Service to continue and Excessive Heat Warning
through 8 PM.  Temperatures had a slow start thanks to clouds and showers this morning, but have started to climb quickly this afternoon.  This will more than likely be our 9th day this year with temperatures of 90 degrees or warmer.  The high heat is also having an effect on the amount of instability in the air.  When it starts getting warm in the upper levels of the atmosphere, it becomes more and more difficult for thunderstorms to develop.  The atmosphere becomes “capped” until a cool front or other boundary can act as a focus for thunderstorm development.  There is a weak cool front out to our west in the eastern Dakotas, and that should be enough of a trigger for strong thunderstorms late tonight.  Right now it looks as though any storms that do develop will have the capability of producing large hail and damaging winds.
The Outlook
The best chance for storms tonight will more than likely be after 3 AM.  Those storms should linger into the morning on Thursday, with a few more developing in the afternoon tomorrow.  Temperatures will be slightly cooler because of the added cloud cover and showers, but it’ll still be quite warm with highs in the mid to upper 80s.  It should be a little less humid on Friday and Saturday with highs in the mid-80s.  Another chance for showers and thunderstorms appears to take shape Saturday afternoon and evening, which will make Sunday the best day of the weekend.
The Winds
The winds should be southerly at 5-15 mph tonight and southerly at 5-10 mph on Thursday.

The Almanac
Yesterday's high 88
Average high 84
Average low 64
Precipitation Tuesday .08"
Precipitation for the month .43" (-.46)
Precipitation for the year 17.76 (+3.04)
Snow for the season  0.0”

The Records for Thursday
Record High 99 1976
Record Low 48 1895
Sunrise & Sunset
5:36 AM & 9:00 PM

Have a great day!
Chief Meteorologist
Dave Dahl


Dave Dahl

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