Snow Today… Deadly Dangerous Cold this Weekend

The weather is going to give us plenty of excitement as we head into the new year. 2 to 4 inches of snow today will be followed by frigid, dangerously cold temperatures this weekend. Most places will drop below zero this evening and won’t claw their way back above zero until sometime Tuesday afternoon.

Snow will develop quickly this morning and continue into the afternoon. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through this afternoon for Sioux Falls and parts of southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. 2 to 4 inches of light, fluffy snow is possible. It won’t be terribly windy, but due to the fluffy nature of the snow even a 15 to 20 mph gust could create some visibility issues. Snow will end by late this afternoon.

After the snow, it is all about the cold. Temperatures will drop below zero this evening and stay below zero for almost four straight days. The coldest air will roll in just as we’re ringing in the new year. Sunday’s high will be close to 10 below with temperatures dropping to between 25 below and 30 below on New Year’s morning. That’s not wind chill factor, that’s the actual temperature. This is serious, deadly dangerous cold. Dress appropriately if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve.

Be safe, stay warm and have a happy New Year!