Lighter snow fell today on much of eastern KELOLAND. Most areas picked up the forecasted amount of 0.5-1.5” but more changes arrive tonight.
A windy cold front has prompted a Winter Weather Advisory for the NE parts of KELOLAND. Winds and gusts are both very strong and will cause blowing snow. The snow that fell earlier was very powdery and will easily be lofted into the air. That means reduced visibilities for some tonight on roadways and also piles of drifting snow. It will also look like it is snowing tonight even though most of the actual snow has moved out.
Flurries are possible east of the James River Valley through tomorrow morning, but don’t expect much accumulation.
Tomorrow will again feature a huge contrast in temperatures. Rapid City is forecasted to hit 51 with lots of sunshine but meanwhile Aberdeen will be about 25-30 degrees colder with clouds. Those clouds come in with another fast-moving Clipper that could bring fresh snow to our NE counties. Snow is likely in the Sisseton Hill and is possible in Aberdeen and Huron. This system will head into SW Minnesota during the late afternoon and just a little of that could clip Sioux Falls near dusk.
We’ll have a few clouds early on Monday along with flurries. The flurries will come from the north and should push south rather slowly through the early morning.
After this round of action on Monday, it’s pretty calm through at least Wednesday. The sun will return Tuesday. A few computer models try to bring more light moisture on Wednesday but for now, we’ve kept the chance out.
Expect sunshine Thursday and Friday along with seasonal warmth. Another cold front comes next Saturday and there is a chance at additional snow!