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Increased Severe Storm Risk

We have dealt with a few rounds of severe weather from Wednesday afternoon in southeast, South Dakota to additional storms that developed over western and northern regions of the state during the overnight.

Once again, the risk of severe thunderstorms looks to impact South Dakota, this time across the east.

Later this afternoon, thunderstorms development is expected across central and eastern, South Dakota. Once thunderstorms do form, they are forecast to become strong to severe. Ahead of the thunderstorm complex, temperatures are forecast to be into the 80s and 90s with dewpoint readings into the 60s and 70s, fueling storms.

Once these storms develop, they will continue their track eastward, moving across eastern, South Dakota and then into Minnesota and Iowa.

Today, the risk for tornadoes increases for northeast, South Dakota covering the Sisseton, Webster, Britton, Milbank, Watertown, Clark, Clear Lake, and Estelline areas.

Large hail and damaging winds are likely with this severe weather threat.

By late afternoon, thunderstorm development is expected across central, South Dakota. These storms are forecast to become severe. Out towards the west, showers and thunderstorms are expected as well, but not forecast to be severe.

Then as we move into the evening hours, these storms will continue their track across eastern, South Dakota.

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