PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Weather forecasters have been mentioning possibilities of severe weather in parts of Central South Dakota today and the prediction is coming true in some areas. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until later this afternoon for several Dakota Radio Group area counties, from Dewey and Campbell, into the central counties of Hughes, Stanley and Sully and down to southern parts of the state like Tripp, Shannon and Mellette counties. Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager Rob Fines advises people to be aware of their surroundings today and make sure they listen for updates on weather conditions.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until four o’clock today. Fines says he wouldn’t be surprised if the watch is extended into the evening hours.
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