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December 06, 2010 04:59 AM

Storm Center Update - Monday AM

Temperatures will remain cold for the first half of the week, but Thursday will supply some relief as temperatures climb to near forty degrees.

Monday will start cloudy with areas of dense fog in central and north central South Dakota. Skies will eventually become partly cloudy this afternoon, but temperatures will remain below average in central and eastern KELOLAND as highs will only hit the twenties today. Western South Dakota will see temperatures warm to the thirties this afternoon. The cold air will make its presence known Tuesday morning as temperatures will fall below zero in north central and northeast South Dakota.

Afternoon highs will stay in the twenties in central and eastern KELOLAND Tuesday and Wednesday, while western South Dakota warms to the lower forties.

A fast moving clipper will move through the upper-plains on Thursday to give central and eastern KELOLAND a quick hit of warm weather with highs returning to the thirties and lower forties.

As of now, the best chance for rain or snow will be in northern and eastern Minnesota, but we’ll keep a 20% chance for precipitation in eastern KELOLAND during that time. Once the clipper moves through, temperatures will return below average on Friday.

The weekend is looking more interesting as low pressure will move through plains top give eastern KELOLAND a good shot at snow on Saturday. We’ll leave some lingering snow in the forecast for Sunday too. At this point, I can’t say how much snow is expected but parts of eastern KELOLAND will need to get their shovels and snow blowers out this weekend.