The reports that the tornado watch has ended for southeast South Dakota.

Warning for Tornado

At this moment, it is unknown if the radar-indicated tornado that was observed near the counties of Parker, Monroe, and Marion caused any damage or if any injuries were recorded.

However, according to the NWS of Sioux Falls, rainfall in various parts of southeast South Dakota ranged from almost an inch to three inches.

The service claimed that many flash flood warnings were issued for parts of southwest Iowa and that up to 8 inches of rain fell there.

Parker, Monroe, and Marion counties are under a tornado warning until 4 p.m. The tornado was detected via radar.

According to the warning, “Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter.” Mobile homes will either be damaged or completely destroyed. Damage will occur to vehicles, windows, and roofs. Tree deterioration is likely.

For parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota, a tornado watch is in force until 10 p.m., according to the NWS.


A watch indicates that the environment is conducive for the development of a specific type of storm risk. Whether the risk is observed or signaled by radar, a warning indicates that the risk is actually occurring.

An earlier version of this article stated that residents in southeast South Dakota are being advised by the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls to remain weather vigilant on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday, severe storms are expected to pass through the region between 1 and 10 p.m. The NWS in Sioux Falls tweeted at around 10 a.m. that the threat for tornadoes is expected to be highest between 3 and 7 p.m. from the lower James River valley in the direction of Interstate 29.

The meteorological service added that “all modes of severe weather are possible” throughout the day, including destructive winds of up to 60 mph and huge hail up to the size of a quarter.

The website of the NWS states that “Locally heavy rain is expected in any thunderstorm, with some areas receiving 1 to 3 inches of rainfall by Sunday afternoon.” Slow moving thunderstorms over cities could cause flash flooding.


Tornado Alert

Storms that are strong to severe are possible today.

Large hail up to the size of a quarter, damaging winds up to 60 mph, and tornadoes are all conceivable during severe weather.

Today’s biggest severe weather threat is from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Aware of the weather!

What will the remainder of the weekend hold?

According to the NWS, the following is a glimpse at what to anticipate when storms pass through the area and how the week will begin on Monday:

Storms and rain are expected on Saturday. High of about 81. 10 to 15 mph south-southeast wind. Precipitation is 80% likely. The range of potential fresh rainfall is between a quarter and a half inch.

Rain and thunderstorms are expected on Saturday night, primarily before 10 p.m. Low of about 63. Winds from the south to the southeast at 10 to 15 mph, becoming westward after midnight. 90% chance of precipitation. Possible new rainfall values range from half an inch to three quarters of an inch.

After 4 p.m., there is a possibility of showers and thunderstorms. On Sunday, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 a.m., followed by showers and maybe a thunderstorm between that time and 10 a.m. high around 69. Winds from the north-northwest are gusty, reaching speeds of up to 30 mph. 90% chance of precipitation. A tenth to a quarter of an inch of new precipitation is expected, with thunderstorms possibly producing higher amounts.

Rain and thunderstorms are possible Sunday night, primarily before 7 p.m. Low about 61, somewhat overcast. Winds from the north-northwest are gusty, reaching speeds of up to 30 mph. 30% chance of precipitation.

High approaching 82 on Monday, with a mostly sunny sky. 10 mph wind out of the north-northwest.

Low of 57 on Monday night; partly overcast. 5 to 10 mph wind from the northwest.

How do you stay up to date?

According to the NWS website, additional ways to receive alerts include listening to a NOAA Weather Radio, other news media coverage, the Emergency Alert System on radio and TV broadcasts, desktop applications, mobile applications, and other alerting methods provided by local and state public safety agencies.


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