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Posted: 09/14/2019 - Meteorologist Ethan Emery is tracking the sunshine and warm conditions. Find out how long they last in this exclusive webcast!

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Daily Forecast

From Meteorologist Ethan Emery:

A very warm Sunday forecast:

A ridge of high pressure continues to build into the Black Hills region and that will allow temperatures to climb even more! Sunday will see highs reach the 80s and 90s with mostly sunny skies throughout the day. If you plan on being outside for a long period of time, make sure you drink plenty of water, take it easy outside and don't forget about your children, elders and pets as they will be sensitive to the heat.

Extended forecast:

Monday will be similar to Sunday as temperatures will once again push the 80s and 90s for many across the area. This could be the last shot for many to see a 90 or warmer on the thermometer for the year as mid September is when we usually see our last 90s. And the forecast does get cooler after Monday...

We are tracking the breakdown of the ridge for Tuesday into Wednesday, which could lead to some isolated showers or a rumble of thunder Tuesday evening into early Wednesday. This will also deliver temperatures near to below average for the middle to latter half of next week. Also don't forget: the Autumnal Equinox will occur on Sept. 23, and once autumn starts, we will have more hours of night than day!

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