Cloudy Today, Rain and Snow by the Weekend

November is here and it is definitely going to feel like it for the next week or so. Today will be mostly cloudy with high temps ranging from the upper 30s in the north to the mid to upper 40s in Sioux Falls and across the south. There won’t be much wind, so today will probably feel at least a little warmer than it has the past couple of days.

We are keeping a very close eye on a system that will bring rain and snow to parts of our region Friday into Saturday. Forecast models continue to suggest that the heaviest snow will fall across northeastern South Dakota from about midday Friday through Friday night, ending sometime Saturday morning. Locations along and north of US Highway 212 could get 2 to 3 inches of snow with locally heavier amounts. This includes Watertown, Redfield, Aberdeen, Webster and Sisseton along with the Highway 212/Highway 12 corridor across Minnesota to the Twin Cities.

South of Highway 212 snowfall amounts will be lighter. It will also be a bit warmer which means there will be some rain and freezing rain that mixes with the snow. Sioux Falls and locations along I-90 could get light rain and snow on Friday into Friday night but amounts will be light.

A second system will roll through on Sunday bringing another brief round of light rain and snow Sunday morning. Another system will bring a chance of rain and snow showers late Monday into Tuesday. Temperatures will stay below average through the middle of next week.