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.