Light snow fell overnight and roads and sidewalks are snow covered and slippery this morning. Allow a little extra time for your morning commute.
We continue to monitor a winter storm system that has the potential to bring heavy snow to much of the region late tonight and Friday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect late tonight through Friday evening and includes much of Eastern and Southeastern South Dakota, Southwestern Minnesota, Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska where snowfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches are possible. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for parts of central South Dakota where snowfall amounts could exceed 6 to 8 inches or more. Northeasterly wind gusts to between 20 and 30 mph could create areas of blowing snow at times, especially in rural areas. Snow will end Friday evening and travel conditions will gradually improve late Friday night into Saturday morning.
After the snow ends, a wave of bitterly cold, Arctic air will blast across the plains. Weekend high temperatures will drop into the single digits with morning lows dropping well below zero. Saturday will be partly cloudy with a chance of slight snow on Sunday.
Temperatures will rebound slightly early next week, but our active weather pattern will continue. We are watching another system that could bring accumulating snow on Monday into Tuesday.