Happy 1st day of the Meteorological Spring BUT it couldn’t feel more NOT like spring. Snow is expected across KELOLAND today with afternoon temperatures below zero. Snowfall amounts around 1-3” for central and southeast South Dakota. The southwest could see a little more in the hills and northeast South Dakota is looking at getting a trace to ½ inch. There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect till Noon CST (11am MST) Sunday. Wind chill values will be in the -20s and possibly -30s. Tonight’s lows across KELOLAND will be in the teens below zero.
The cold temperatures continue into Sunday with afternoon highs around zero but it does look like clouds will start to move out of KELOLAND so we could see some sun.
Next week will be the beginning of a slow warm up, temperatures still in the single digits for Monday but every day after that has potential to be five to ten degrees warmer than the day before with western KELOLAND possibility getting up to the 40s and 50s on Thursday. Chance for snow in northeast KELOLAND Tuesday night and a chance for a winter mix Friday for all of KELOLAND. The winter event on Friday has a lot of uncertainty associated with it, since it is a week out, but just something keep it in mind.