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March 20, 2013 07:23 AM

Storm Center Update-Wednesday AM

Sioux Falls, SD

It’s a cold first day of spring in KELOLAND.  Highs will be stuck in the upper teens in the northeast and mid 20s around Sioux Falls today.  It will be a little warmer in central and western SD with highs near 45 in Rapid City, but winds will be stronger from the southeast, making it feel colder. 

Clouds will increase in the west this evening with new chances of light rain and snow overnight in the Black Hills area.  This pocket of light rain and snow will spread east tomorrow toward Pierre, but should stay west of the James Valley during the day.  This snow event will slowly expand east through Friday.  A general 1-3” snowfall is forecast through Friday, with the heavier numbers closer to the Missouri River valley. 

Another storm system will develop this weekend to our south, but the storm track may take the heaviest snow to our south.  We are going to carry chances of snow in the forecast on Sunday and watch the latest information, but again, better chances look to be just south of KELOLAND.

Cold air will continue in the forecast with highs in the 20s and 30s through the 7-day forecast.  In fact, it may stay below normal most of next week as well.  

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