It's tournament time, so it's only fitting that some wintry weather is on the way.
Freezing rain advisories and even ice storm warnings are issued in parts of KELOLAND this weekend.
There are two class A girls' games left tonight. Both fans and the state are bracing for some potentially bad roads.
For the most part, these fans didn't have a tough time getting to the state tournament games in Watertown today. But there are no guarantees for the ride home.
"It's on the back of my mind but I drive a bus full of students and I'll have to drive slow, take it easy," Lena Cox said.
Lena Cox is driving bus for the Groton pep band. A good stretch of her drive home could involve ice. She isn't worrying about it but says she won't take chances out on the road.
With the second game of the night scheduled to start at 7:45, there could be several fans out late needing to slow down as well.
Just outside Watertown, crews from the Department Of Transportation are ready. Area Engineer Ron Sherman says his crews could work long hours.
"Normally we would not be out after 7. In this particular case we could be out until 10:30- 11:00," Sherman said.
In doing so, the state hopes to help people get home safely, but does not endorse travel if conditions are dangerous.
"Even if we are out and about, you're still going to have to drive with caution; you're still going to have to drive slow. It's still South Dakota it's still going to be slippery," Sherman said.
Back at the tournament, Cox is bracing for those conditions but hopes the trip back to Groton is ice-free.
"Hopefully it goes around us," Cox said.
She's no doubt joined by a gym-full of others saying the same.