A winter storm continues on its track towards KELOLAND today. Light action on the far front end began this morning, with little of the rain able to make it down to the ground. Better chances arrives late today, into the evening and overnight. New updates push drier air deeper into KELOLAND but we've only retreated the snow line a little bit. Once again, Sioux Falls is on the edge of low-end amounts and higher totals!
Many are starting today out cloudy but on the mild side. Once rain starts crossing the North Dakota border this afternoon it will take a while to convert over to snow for many. We still think rain or freezing mix will take away some snowfall totals on the west edge of the storm. A frontal band of heavier snow is becoming more likely and the northeast corner was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning. Elsewhere the Watch was changed to an Advisory as warm air will be tough to overcome.
You can find both the Alerts map and the snow totals map attached to this. Elevated areas tend to pick up more snow and that should be the case this time. Sisseton, Milbank, Watertown and Pipestone will likely see heavier snowfall totals. Many have been asking about the winds with this storm. The highest winds actually look to be in the far west, even as less overall moisture sits West River. We'll have a breeze in the northeast but the snow will be denser.
The snow will come in spurts so do not expect it to all be on the ground by tomorrow morning. Snow should wrap up by early Tuesday.
By late Tuesday skies will start to clear. Wednesday and Thursday will be warmer but we'll have more clouds by Friday.