More Snow Tonight and Tomorrow



Our next system is gearing up and getting ready to bring more snow to the region later today, tonight and tomorrow. Light snow will develop across portions of Central and Southern South Dakota this afternoon and continue to develop and intensify this evening and overnight tonight. Snow will continue tomorrow morning, gradually ending from Southwest to Northeast tomorrow afternoon.

There is quite a bit of moisture feeding into the system and that will help push snowfall amounts into the 5 to 8 inch range across parts of Northwestern Iowa and Southern Minnesota. Amounts will be lighter to the north and west. Sioux Falls, Brookings and Yankton will likely be in the 3 to 6 inch range, Watertown and Mitchell will get slightly less. Huron, Mitchell and Chamberlain could get to 2 to 3 inches with around 2 inches posible in Aberdeen and around an inch or less in Pierre.

While there could be a few gusts to between 15 and 20 mph, the wind should stay fairly light behind this system and that means blowing snow will not be a big issue. That said, visibility could still be reduced during times of heavier snowfall. Roads will also become snow covered and slippery. Once again, snow will end and travel conditions will improve Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.

We will get a brief break from the snow on Thursday and then yet another system will bring more snow on Friday with more snow chances through the weekend. Accumulation will be possible this weekend, especially across Southeastern South Dakota, Southwestern Minnesota and Northwestern Iowa. Stay tuned for updates. We will Get more specific with storm track and snow totals as we get closer.

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A Snowy Monday… Another Cold Week Ahead

We are going to kick off the week with yet another round of light snow. Snow will develop across Central South Dakota by mid-morning and move east to the James Valley around lunchtime. Snow will make its way east to I-29 by about mid-afternoon. Snowfall will be relatively light across South Dakota. About an inch or two of accumulation can be expected in most places including the Sioux Falls area.

This system will have a more significant impact to our south and east with heavier snowfall amounts likely across much of Iowa and Minnesota. Marshall, Worthington, Windom, Sioux City and Sioux Center could get 2 to 3 inches while Redwood Falls, St. James, Spirit Lake and Spencer, IA could get 3 to 6 inches. Locations further east could get 6 or more inches of snow. Snow will end from west to east late tonight, lingering into tomorrow morning across parts of Iowa and Minnesota.

By tomorrow morning strong northwesterly wind gusts to 35 mph will kick in and create areas of blowing snow throughout the day. The wind will gradually decrease tomorrow evening.

We will get a brief break from the snow and blowing snow on Wednesday and then another system will bring more snow Thursday into Friday. Another couple of inches will be possible with this one. Stay tuned, we will get more specific with the storm track and snow totals as we get closer.

It’s going to stay cold. Temperatures will reach the low to mid 20s this afternoon and that makes today the warmest day on the 7 Day Forecast. Our colder than average trend will continue through the rest of the week, but I don’t expect extremes like we’ve had the past couple of weeks. High temps will be generally in the teens with lows hovering either side of zero.

Conditions Improving, Still Dangerously Cold

The wind will continue to decrease this morning and as that happens travel conditions will gradually improve across the region. Unfortunately the bitterly cold Arctic air will stick around for about another day.

Today will be sunny and cold. High temps won’t even make it above zero in most places. I’m forecasting a high of zero in Sioux Falls. Most of Northern South Dakota will barely get above 10 below zero this afternoon. Even though the wind will decrease to about 5 to 15 mph today, the wind chill factor will hover in the 20 to 30 below zero range tonight into tomorrow morning.

After another cold morning, temperatures will warm back above zero tomorrow afternoon. Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy with high temps ranging from the upper teens in Sioux Falls and Pierre to the single digits above zero in the north.

Our active weather pattern will pick up again with a chance of light snow on Sunday. Accumulation will be limited to around an inch or so. Yet another system will bring a chance of snow Monday afternoon through Tuesday. The Monday/Tuesday system looks to be a bit more significant with the potential for several inches of snow followed by more strong wind and blowing snow. We’re still several days away from this one. Stay with us for updates throughout the weekend. We’ll fine tune the track and get more specific with possible snowfall amounts as we get closer.