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January 05, 2015 01:59 PM

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Snow will continue through the afternoon and into this evening for much of KELOLAND.  There have been many reports of slick roads due to the snow, use caution when driving.  The areas that will get hit the hardest will be in southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, and Iowa. 

This is the area that has numerous Winter Storm Warnings in effect through midnight tonight. 

This is also where five to eight inches of snow will pile up.  Amounts of three to five will be common in the Winter Weather Advisories which cover areas such as: Yankton, Mitchell, Huron, Brookings, Watertown, Aberdeen, and Mobridge.  While Rapid City will receive around three inches, the Black Hills will get three to six.  Amounts in south central KELOLAND will receive up to two inches. 

All signs are pointing at this to be a relatively fast moving system, so a lot of the snow should be out of KELOLAND during the overnight.  Skies will slowly clear after midnight and temperatures will fall to the single digits and teens below zero. 

Tuesday will be cold with partly cloudy skies in central and eastern South Dakota.  Western KELOLAND will still have a chance for light snow, but any accumulation will stay less than two inches.  Highs will range from the single digits in eastern South Dakota to near ten in Pierre and seventeen in Rapid City.  Northwest winds will have to be watched closely.  Speeds will increase to fifteen to twenty-five miles per hour in parts of eastern KELOLAND to allow for blowing snow.  The blowing snow will lead to travel problems, use caution when driving Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The cold air will stay for the rest of the week with highs in the single digits and teens with lows well below zero.

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