The next couple of days in Sioux Falls will be extremely windy.

And for much of South Dakota those winds bring advisories and warnings from the National Weather Service. And that's not all. For parts of Western South Dakota a Fire Danger alert has been issued.

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

Winds will increase Monday morning and continue to increase through the day. Strong winds will briefly subside in the evening hours, but it`s possible that winds may again
increase by midnight.

Sustained winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph are possible.

Strong winds will blow around unsecured objects. Travel may be difficult for high profile vehicles. Fire danger may be enhanced in agricultural fields.

Additionally there is a High Wind Warning for Western South Dakota plus a Fire Danger Alert:
HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING

Northwest 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Strong winds will continue today before diminishing around sunset.

Sudden wind gusts can cause drivers to lose control, especially in lightweight or high profile vehicles. Strong winds can cause blowing dust, reduced visibility, and flying
debris.

Target Area:
Butte
Haakon
Harding
Northern Meade Co Plains
Pennington Co Plains
Perkins
Southern Meade Co Plains
Ziebach

Extreme Fire Danger
Dry weather will return to the area today and continue through Wednesday. Mild temperatures are expected today and Tuesday. Winds today will be strong from the northwest. The strongest winds will be across the northwest South Dakota plains
reaching 30 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Breezy winds are expected Tuesday, but not nearly as strong as today.

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER
The grassland fire danger index will reach the extreme category this afternoon. Extreme weather conditions or a very low moisture content of grasses, and other dry organic material on the ground, indicate that critical burning conditions exist. A fire will start easily and has the potential to become large and spread quickly becoming erratic with extreme behavioral characteristics.

No outdoor burning should take place. The outlook for Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index will reach the high category to very high category.

Target Area:
Butte
Custer Co Plains
Haakon
Harding
Jackson
Northern Meade Co Plains
Oglala Lakota
Pennington Co Plains
Perkins
Rapid City
Southern Meade Co Plains
Ziebach