A compact shortwave is mostly east of the area but its cold front has chilled us down through the afternoon.
Most have dark gray, overcast skies and a stout NNW wind. There is some leftover, light moisture around the area. We’ll have misty-type conditions through this evening in the southeast. There are a few flakes of snow trying to move in the northeast but it won’t be much. Light snow is also possible in the higher Hills tonight, for those of us out west.
The persistent NW flow weather pattern doesn’t budge through early week. What does that mean? Cooler-than-average temps rule, we will have variably cloudy skies and many weak systems trolling through. We are expecting at least some clearing in the skies later tonight and we’ll be quite cool by Monday morning. This could be the coldest low temp since early May of this year. Tomorrow, early sunshine will AGAIN be replaced by cloud-cover later in the day. Light north winds remain in place and a few spotty raindrops are possible in many location. The best bets for light rain are in Pierre and the Black Hills. The rest of the moisture tries to move east by early Tuesday. Due to the timing of the new storm, we could start out as a light slushy mix. Most spots should have about 0.25” of total moisture to work with, so even that is fairly light. As the day warms, we expect this to turn into cold rain. Limited sun returns Wednesday but there could even be some leftover misty rain in the north early in the day.