Many parts of central South Dakota woke up to heavy rains on Friday morning, including in Mitchell, where minor flooding occurred on city streets.
According to precipitation observations at the Mitchell Municipal Airport recorded to the National Weather Service, Mitchell received 1.51 inches of rain between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Friday. Some localized reports showed Mitchell received as much as 3 inches of rain in some places. The Mitchell Department of Public Safety advised some streets were closed on Friday morning with 3 to 4 inches of standing water, but those streets were open by 10 a.m. again when the water subsided.
Other area locations received more than 5 inches of rain, the NWS Sioux Falls office reported. A report from 10 1/2 miles southeast of Burke reported receiving 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, as of mid-morning on Friday.
Also on the 24-hour rainfall leaderboard was Platte Creek with 4.35 inches of rain, 3.75 inches near Stickney, 3 inches at Herrick, 2.93 inches near Academy, 2.81 inches in White Lake, 2.62 inches near Chamberlain and about 2.1 inches of rain near Bonesteel and Platte.
The National Weather Service said much of the region will get a break from showers and storms over the weekend, with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s on Saturday and Sunday, along with partly cloudy skies.