It has been a quiet and cold night in KELOLAND. Low level clouds have stuck around but visibilities have been at the full 10 miles this morning so far. Overnight temperatures have been dipping into the teens across much of KELOLAND. Winds have been calm but wind chills have been reaching the single digits.
The latest short term models have been picking up on some light snow flurries for eastern KELOLAND but they are expected to fade out later this morning. Our main weather maker today is an area of surface high pressure to our east. This high will bring southerly winds to KELOLAND which will help us warm up for the rest of this week and the weekend. However, as the high moves on, clouds will be increasing ahead of the next low pressure expected to be here after the weekend. Highs today will range from the mid to upper 20s for central and eastern KELOLAND while the west will close in on 40 degrees.
Mostly cloudy skies tonight with overall calm winds at 5 to 10 mph. Lows dropping to mostly teens.
Friday will have partly to mostly cloudy skies again but the warm up will continue with highs reaching the low to mid-30s for central and eastern South Dakota while the west has the potential to reach the mid-40s.
The weekend in KELOLAND will continue to have partly to mostly cloudy skies and highs in the 30s and 40s. Then the beginning of next week has a chance to see some rain and snow as the next low pressure moves through. The rest of Christmas week will have a general cool down in temperatures with highs in the 20s as cold air sinks back into the Midwest.