Monday’s system will race across the area dropping snow amounts of at least two to four inches from north central South Dakota into Southwest Minnesota. Northeast South Dakota will get more with amounts of three to six possible. At least the winds will not be strong with this system as compared to the one we had a week ago, it looks like winds will average ten to twenty miles per hour, but do expect travel problems due to the snow. The snow will come to an end Monday night.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Monday in extreme northeast South Dakota. This is the area that will get the heavier snow.
Temperatures will remain below average with dry skies Tuesday and Wednesday, but expect another shot of snow Thursday and Christmas Eve. At the moment, this system is looking fairly light due to the lack of moisture. Skies will clear for Christmas Day but temperatures will be cold with morning readings in the single digits below zero.
We’ll have more cloud cover today than compared to Saturday, but I do anticipate seeing some sunshine with highs remaining in the teens and twenties. There’s also a slight chance at light snow this afternoon and evening, but it looks like the significant snow will hold off until Monday.