Storm Center Update - Sunday AM
December 18, 2011, 8:43 AM
Warm weather continues across KELOLAND, but ends tonight. Today, most of us will meet daytime highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Marginally cooler on Buffalo Ridge, but that’s also the only area looking to best records. A stray 60 is possibly in south-central South Dakota.
The winds pick up from the northwest this evening, signaling a cold front. We’ll have lows near 20, with the strongest winds in the northwest. A stray snow is possible in the Black Hills, but not enough for an event. While Monday looks much cooler, many of us will be above normal. That just shows you how warm we were this weekend, when the result of a fall of 20 degrees is still considered above average.
Wednesday looks to be the warmest day of the coming week, with highs near 40. Another cold front comes late Wednesday and could bring a light snow west of the Missouri. Note that the snow is not looking widespread at all, and should be confined to typical spots like the Black Hills.
Christmas Eve looks to be above freezing in most locations and unless things change dramatically, we’ll have a brown Christmas.