Conditions Improving, Still Dangerously Cold

The wind will continue to decrease this morning and as that happens travel conditions will gradually improve across the region. Unfortunately the bitterly cold Arctic air will stick around for about another day.

Today will be sunny and cold. High temps won’t even make it above zero in most places. I’m forecasting a high of zero in Sioux Falls. Most of Northern South Dakota will barely get above 10 below zero this afternoon. Even though the wind will decrease to about 5 to 15 mph today, the wind chill factor will hover in the 20 to 30 below zero range tonight into tomorrow morning.

After another cold morning, temperatures will warm back above zero tomorrow afternoon. Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy with high temps ranging from the upper teens in Sioux Falls and Pierre to the single digits above zero in the north.

Our active weather pattern will pick up again with a chance of light snow on Sunday. Accumulation will be limited to around an inch or so. Yet another system will bring a chance of snow Monday afternoon through Tuesday. The Monday/Tuesday system looks to be a bit more significant with the potential for several inches of snow followed by more strong wind and blowing snow. We’re still several days away from this one. Stay with us for updates throughout the weekend. We’ll fine tune the track and get more specific with possible snowfall amounts as we get closer.