A Bitterly Cold, Blustery Weekend

The light snow that fell yesterday and overnight will not be melting anytime soon, so be prepared for some scattered slippery spots on the roads today. It might be a good idea to give yourself just a little extra time to get where you’re going.

Today will be very cold and breezy. High temperatures will only reach the upper teens to low 20s, which is over 25 degrees below the average high for this time of year. The forecast high for Sioux Falls today is 20 degrees, that will be a record cold high temperature for this date. Tonight’s low temperatures won’t quite break records, but they will be cold. Most places will drop to between 5 and 10 degrees by tomorrow morning

The weekend will be partly to mostly cloudy and breezy with a few flurries possible on Sunday. It will be just slightly warmer with highs reaching the mid to upper 20s on both Saturday and Sunday.

A system moving across North Dakota will clip the very northern part of South Dakota on Saturday. Light snow is possible in Aberdeen and locations along and north of US Highway 12. Minor accumulation will range from a dusting to around an inch with the heavier amounts further north.

Another shot of Arctic air will knock high temperatures back into the low 20s on Monday, but that should be the last blast of bitter cold for a while. It looks like we will finally get a break from the cold by the middle of next week as high temps soar back into the mid to upper 40s by Wednesday and Thursday.