Skies will remain partly cloudy as we go through this evening and into tonight. Temperatures will eventually fall to the teens and twenties as winds become light.
Friday will be another dry day, but clouds will be a little thicker. Temperatures will not be as warm due to the thicker clouds and easterly winds. Expect widespread thirties and forties. Rain will move into south central and southeast KELOLAND after sunset on Friday. A lot of this will fall as plain rain for southeast KELOLAND, but we need to be careful about freezing rain over the deep snow packed areas of east central and northeast KELOLAND. We have reports of four inches on the ground in Huron, Pipestone, and Marshall. A snow depth of six is reported in Aberdeen, with amounts well over six inches in Clear Lake, Watertown, and Sisseton. Western South Dakota will have scattered snow starting Friday night into Saturday.
Saturday will feature plain rain for much of east central and southeast KELOLAND as temperatures warm well into the middle and upper thirties. To the north and west of this area (with the deep snow pack), there will be a chance for freezing rain. The snow in western South Dakota will move into central South Dakota Saturday afternoon and eventually into eastern KELOLAND Saturday night. I’m still not confident about snow amounts with this system, so I’m going to leave them out until Friday. But be aware of changing weather conditions this weekend.
Lingering light snow will still be possible Sunday morning in southeast KELOLAND, while clouds decrease from west to east across KELOLAND. Temperatures will not be too cold behind this system, but numbers will remain below average Sunday and Monday.