From KSFY Television Meteorologist Shawn Cable

It is going to be another mild, mostly dry day today, but storms will return tonight and continue into the first part of the weekend.

Our next system has already moved into western South Dakota. Scattered showers and thunderstorms have already developed across parts of central South Dakota and will continue to impact parts of central and northern South Dakota today and into tonight.

The Sioux Falls area will be partly cloudy and mild today and though most of this evening with scattered thunderstorms developing sometime after midnight tonight. The severe weather threat for today and tonight is relatively low, although one or two storms along and west of the James River could produce marginally severe hail and/or strong wind gusts.

Scattered thunderstorms are likely along and east of the James River tomorrow morning. Storms will roll out from west to east tomorrow afternoon. Clouds will skedaddle rather quickly too, so you can expect at least a little sunshine later tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow evening. Once again, tomorrow's severe weather threat is low, although one or two storms could produce marginally severe hail and/or strong wind gusts along and south of I-90.

Enjoy the calm after the storm tomorrow afternoon, because it won't last long. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will return tomorrow night and continue through most of Friday. This time the severe weather threat is a bit higher, especially along and east of the James River. In addition to a couple of severe storms, there could be some locally heavy rain. Stay tuned for updates, we'll have the latest on any storms that do develop over the next few days.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through Friday night into Saturday morning. After that, the weekend is looking good. There is a slight chance of scattered thunderstorms later Saturday and again on Sunday, but overall it will be partly cloudy with highs in the 70s.

Our long-range models are hinting at a drier and warmer pattern into early next week. Monday and Tuesday will bring a lesser chance of rain with warmer high temperatures in the 80s. Some places could warm into the mid to upper 80s by mid week.

For the complete forecast, check out KSFY TV's Weather Page.

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