Much of the upcoming week’s action will be along our border counties but we do have a few changes in the extended forecast.
The re-formed snow band set up over Iowa and, as expected, is taking its time clearing. Le Mars and Orange City both picked up five inches of snow. Even with overcast skies all day in Sioux Falls, we haven’t seen anything more than passing flurries. There hasn’t been much sunshine in the southeastern zones the past week or so, but we could see limited clearing this week.
We’ve got a chilly evening on tap, despite the clouds. Aberdeen and the north will be down near zero, while Pierre should drop into the teens. It’s partially caused by a weak surface high coming from Montana.
The big questions for tomorrow are clouds and wind. Sun looks best in our central counties with another deck of higher clouds moving into our west out of Wyoming. That’s the start of a new cold front. That system will carry high winds sustained from 25-40 mph and gusting higher in the Black Hills. This same area will still warm nicely and will continue that this week.
High winds will move into the rest of KELOLAND on Tuesday along with a chance of snow for the North Dakota border. It also looks like the Hills could see some late moisture, with a slightly better chance just to the south. That moisture wants to linger on Coteau Des Prairies into Tuesday and that means another day of clouds in the NE. Aberdeen doesn’t look to have an extended sunny period all week, even with some periods of clearing.
Sioux Falls will have some better luck with that but expect more wind Tuesday and Wednesday.
Starting Friday and lasting through the weekend, it still looks like plenty of clouds and the chance of rain. There are two different systems coming back-to-back and the higher chance comes Sunday.