Give yourself a little extra time to get to work and school again this morning. Roads and sidewalks will be slippery. It is foggy, frosty and we’ve even had a little light freezing drizzle in a few places. The fog and clouds will break later this morning and we should catch a few rays of sunshine this afternoon. High temps will be back above average – in the mid to upper 30s – one more time before our long-lasting, warmer than average streak comes crashing to an end.
A cold front will blast across the Dakotas later today into tonight. While I do not expect much precipitation with this front, it will knock high temperatures back below average for the first time in over a week. Highs will only reach the low 20s in Sioux Falls and across the South tomorrow while Northern South Dakota will only reach the upper single digits to low teens tomorrow afternoon. There will be plenty of sun tomorrow, but clouds will increase by late afternoon with a chance of light snow late tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow evening. Accumulation will be light.
Late Week Winter Storm
We are still watching a system that could bring measurable snow to much of our region Thursday night, Friday into early Saturday. Several inches of snow will be possible across much of South Dakota and Iowa, northeastern Nebraska and Southwestern Minnesota. Right now, models are suggesting that the most significant impact will be across the southern two-thirds of South Dakota, but that could change. Stay with us for updates. We will get more specific with the storm track and snowfall projections as we get closer. I should add that the wind won’t be as strong as it was with the post-Christmas winter storm, but gusts to between 20 and 30 mph will cause some problems with blowing snow.
After the snow, a bitterly cold Arctic air mass will move in and take over. High temps will drop into the single digits Saturday and Sunday with lows dropping into the teens below zero by Sunday morning.