Winter storm update

Here are the latest warnings and advisories. Snow will start across far southeastern South Dakota by mid to late afternoon and develop north to I-90 across eastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota by 6pm ish and continue further north into this evening. We’re looking at about 4 to 7 inches along a line from Sioux Falls to Mankato to the southern edge of the Twin Cities. Amounts will be heavier to the south. As of now, I’m thinking around 4 to 6 inches Sioux Falls, 8 to 12 inches in the Sioux City, Yankton, Vermillion area, 5 to 7 in the Mankato area. There will be a sharp cutoff to the north, So if this system drifts any further south those numbers could be lower. If it drifts north, those numbers could be higher. But as of now, The system has been trending just slightly south. The snow will come in a relatively short time frame, so when it is snowing it will come down heavily. That will cause problems with visibility and roads will quickly become snow covered. Wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph will be possible to cross far southwestern Minnesota, far northwestern Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska.

More snow on the way

Winter storm Watches and Warnings are in effect for a good chunk of Nebraska, northern and western Iowa, southern Minnesota, southeastern South Dakota and western Wisconsin from Wednesday into Thursday. 5 to 10+ inches of snow is possible in these areas. Snow will start in Nebraska late Tuesday nights and move northeast into southeastern South Dakota and western Iowa on Wednesday morning continuing into Minnesota late Wednesday through Wednesday night into Thursday. The wind will not be extreme, but there could be gusts to around 25 mph while the system is moving through. That will create areas of blowing snow, especially in rural areas.

Rain, freezing rain and snow this week

Get ready for a wild week of weather! A powerful and slow moving storm system will bring all types of winter precipitation in multiple waves starting late tonight and continuing through Friday, possibly into Saturday.

A winter weather advisory is an effect for the Sioux Falls area through this afternoon and tonight into Tuesday morning. Areas of freezing rain, sleet and snow will be mixed with rain. Icing is possible with a half inch to an inch of rain possible through Tuesday morning. By late Tuesday, rain will change to light snow which will continue through Wednesday and Thursday into early Friday.