The warm weather will not last. Cooler temperatures will quickly move back in on Friday with highs returning to the twenties and thirties.
Central and western KELOLAND will see developing snow late in the day (Friday), with the snow moving east and southeast into south central and southeast KELOLAND after sunset. The latest information from the computer models are now showing the brunt of the storm to be to our southeast on Saturday. We’ll have a better handle on the amounts of snow later in the week, but I wouldn’t be surprised for a strip of one to three inches in western to southeast South Dakota.
It doesn’t sound like much, but when the north winds kick in we’ll have some travel problems due to blowing snow. We’ll continue to watch for any changes.
Of course, there is the chance that this storm will continue to move south and completely miss us. In fact, as the new runs of the models come in the trend is to move the storm south. Whether we get the snow or not, temperatures will take a dive. Highs will only be in the single digits and teens by Sunday with overnight lows below zero.
We’ll have to wait one more day to bring the warm temperatures in western South Dakota into central and eastern KELOLAND. In the meantime, skies will be partly cloudy to clear this evening and tonight as temperatures fall to the single digits and teens. There will be areas of fog tomorrow morning, but it will quickly burn off to give way to mostly sunny skies Wednesday afternoon with highs only in the twenties in central and eastern KELOLAND. Western South Dakota will warm to the forties yet again. While temperatures will try to hit the forties in eastern KELOLAND Thursday, clouds will be thick with a slight chance for light rain or light snow. The best area to get the precipitation will be northeast South Dakota (from Watertown to Aberdeen and northeast). By the looks of it, the snow accumulations will stay less than an inch.