Storm Center Update - Monday PM
January 10, 2011, 3:22 PM
Light snow will continue in eastern KELOLAND, from in/near Aberdeen south to Wagner and east is the best area to get the light snow this evening and tonight. The snow will slowly start to diminish during the overnight with additional amounts around an inch in South Dakota to an additional inch or two in Minnesota and Iowa. Skies will clear in central South Dakota and remain clear in western KELOLAND this evening and tonight with the coldest air draining into western South Dakota. Overnight lows will fall to near ten below for Rapid City, Pierre, and Aberdeen while Sioux Falls will get close to zero.
Light snow showers will still be possible in eastern KELOLAND Tuesday morning, but they will come to an end by the afternoon. Central and western South Dakota will have sunshine tomorrow but very cold temperatures with highs only in the single digits. Despite a slow decrease in colds for eastern KELOLAND, temperatures will also be stuck in the single digits for afternoon highs. Winds will have to be watched closely tomorrow. Winds will average ten to twenty miles per hour in central and eastern South Dakota while speeds of fifteen to twenty-five will be common in the west. The winds will eventually lead to areas of blowing snow which will create slick areas for drivers, be alert when traveling Tuesday.
The bitter cold will continue for the week with highs remaining at least ten degrees below average with overnight lows falling to the single digits and teens below zero. A weak wave will bring snow showers to eastern KELOLAND Thursday, but there’s a better chance for snow Friday and Saturday morning in northern and northeast KELOLAND.