Parts of KELOLAND had snow on Christmas Eve with some locations receiving an inch or two. Light snow showers and flurries also made an appearance on Christmas morning in eastern KELOLAND. While temperatures haven't been bitterly cold as of late, that will soon change for the weekend with another hit of cold expected around the New Year.
I looked at what the models are thinking for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day and here's a look. I went ahead and averaged the numbers for the day's highs and lows.
The average highs on New Year's Eve Day range from the single digits in eastern South Dakota to the 20s in the west. The average lows fall below zero in central and eastern KELOLAND.
The average highs on New Year's Day range from in the single digits and low teens in central and eastern South Dakota to the 20s in the west. Lows are once again below zero in the central and east.
Those numbers are just averages and are expected to change as the day gets closer. But models are picking up on anther hit of colder air around the turn of the New Year. Don't be surprised to see a little bit of snow during that time too.