A stiff breeze rushes into KELOLAND before the start of this weekend's action.
A cold front coming from the Rockies will stall out east of Rapid City, making way for a calm and warmer period for many on Saturday. But the nice weather won't last long.
Not long after the snow arrives early Sunday, strong winds will barrel into Southern South Dakota.
Sustained winds from 30 to 40 miles per hour will be commonplace. Gusts howling at 50 mph will move in later on Sunday, causing blowing snow and travel hazards.
For a blizzard, we need sustained winds in excess of 35 mph and blowing heavy snow.
Snowfall will be almost impossible to measure in areas with the highest winds.
The good news is that most of the cold air will avoid our region. Still, expect minus five to 15 wind chills through Monday.