Light Snow Today, A Cold Weekend Ahead

Light snow is falling across central and western South Dakota this morning. That system will drift southeast throughout the day, bringing light snow to southeastern South Dakota and northern Nebraska. Snow accumulation of around an inch or two is possible across parts of central and south central South Dakota. In Sioux Falls, accumulation will be around a half inch or less. Snow will end and the clouds will exit from northwest to southeast this afternoon.

While light snow could make roads and sidewalks slippery at times today, the most noticeable change in our weather will be the temperature. A cold front blasted across the plains yesterday and temperatures have been falling ever since and will continue to fall through the day today. Today’s high will be in the teens this morning with temps falling into the single digits this afternoon. Wind will be from the north at about 10 to 20 mph and that will keep the wind chill factor below zero for most of the day.

Tonight will be clear and cold. The low will drop to around 5 below zero in Sioux Falls with parts of northern South Dakota dropping to near 20 below zero by tomorrow morning. Saturday will be sunny with high temps only reaching the single digits to low teens.

A little light snow is possible on Sunday with temperatures bouncing back into the 20s on Sunday and Monday. After Monday, another Arctic air mass will plow across the plains and this one will be even colder than the one today.

Bundle up and have a great weekend!

Snow Will Impact Travel this Week

It is going to be a very active week of weather. We are keeping an eye on at least two potential winter storm systems that could impact travel this holiday week. The first system will arrive Tuesday and continue into Wednesday morning, the second system will impact the region late this week into the weekend.


I hope you were able to enjoy the mild temperatures yesterday, because we won’t have weather like that again for quite some time. A cold front blasted across the plains last night and that will bring cooler, breezy weather today. Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Wind will be from the northwest gusting to around 30 mph this morning, decreasing a bit this afternoon.


A Winter Storm Watch is in effect late Tuesday, Tuesday night into Wednesday morning for southeastern South Dakota, southern Minnesota, northwestern Iowa, and northeastern Nebraska. Sioux Falls is included in the Watch. Snow will develop across western and central Nebraska late tonight and move northeast on Tuesday and continue Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Snowfall amounts of 4 to 7 inches will be possible. In addition to the snow, strong northwesterly wind gusts to between 30 and 40 mph will create areas of blowing snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Snow will end late Tuesday night with wind decreasing during the day Wednesday. Travel conditions will gradually improve Wednesday morning. 


We will get a bit of a break from the wintry weather late Wednesday into Thanksgiving morning, but another relatively weak system will bring light snow and areas of freezing rain on Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening.


Another winter storm system will impact the region on Friday into Saturday. This one will have the potential to bring rain, freezing rain and more measurable snow to much of our region. This one is still almost a week away, so stay tuned for updates as we get closer.   

Warm and Breezy Today, A Nice Weekend Ahead

The weekend is almost here and we are off to a really nice start. Today will be sunny, warm and breezy. High temperatures will range from the low 70s in Sioux Falls and across the southeast to the 60s along and west of the James Valley. There is a cold front that will be moving across the plains today and that’s why temperatures will be a bit cooler west of I-29. Wind gusts to between 25 and 35 mph are likely throughout the day. Gusts from 45 to 50 mph are possible across parts of southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa later this morning through this afternoon. The wind will shift from the south to the northwest as the front passes.  

Tomorrow will be sunny and not as windy with highs in the low to mid 60s. That’s a bit cooler than today, but still above average for this time of year.

A second front is looming and will bring more significant changes late Sunday into Monday. On Sunday before the front passes, it will be cloudy and windy with scattered showers. High temps will still climb into the upper 50s to low 60s on Sunday afternoon. On Monday after the front has passed, it will be cloudy, windy and much colder. Highs will only reach the upper 40s on Monday afternoon.

We will rebound a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday with another front bringing even colder air by Thursday. We’re talkin’ high temps in the low to mid 40s by late next week.