If you have outdoor stuff to do, you have about three days before some really big changes make things a little more difficult. It is true… Parts of our region will get snow later this week.
After a very windy weekend, things are going to calm down a bit as we start the week. Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s. Central and western South Dakota will climb into the low 70s this afternoon. The wind will hold to about 5 to 15 mph through this afternoon.
The next couple of days will be mild but breezier. High temps will stay in the upper 60s to low 70s with south wind gusts to between 25 and 35 mph both Tuesday and Wednesday.
A powerful fall/winter storm system will move into the region late this week into this weekend. Rain, snow and much colder temperatures are likely. Rain and cold will arrive throughout the day Thursday with rain mixing with and changing to snow Thursday night into Friday. It’s still too early to get specific, but some minor snow accumulation is possible in Sioux Falls and places along and west of I-29. More significant snow accumulation is possible along and west of the James River with even higher amounts possible along and west of the Missouri River. Again, it’s too early to get specific, but accumulating snowfall is very possible across central, western and northern South Dakota.
In addition to the rain and snow, there will be very strong wind gusts and near record cold temperatures. On Friday and Saturday, high temps will only reach the mid to upper 30s with lows dropping into the 20s this weekend.
Stay tuned for updates on this developing storm. We will have the latest and get more specific with potential snow amounts as we get closer.