Snow will continue in western, central, and northeast KELOLAND through this evening. Strong north/northwest winds of fifteen to thirty miles per hour will combine with the snow to make travel hazardous. Be aware of reduced visibilities and slick roads when travelling for the rest of today and tonight. Visibilities are currently down to a half mile or less for Rapid City, Philip, Pierre, and Mobridge.
Winter Weather Advisories continue for western, central, and northeast South Dakota through the overnight.
Amounts of two to four inches will be common in the advisory with isolated areas up to five or six in central South Dakota. Three to six inches can be expected in the Hills. Snow amounts of a trace to two inches will be possible in eastern and southeast KELOLAND as much of the snow will hold off until after sunset.
The snow will be done for Friday, but the cold will take its place. Temperatures will only be in the single digits and teens for highs, that’s about fifteen to twenty degrees below average. Winds will not be as strong, but wind chills will still be below zero.
The temperatures will rebound slightly on Saturday, but they’ll still be below average. Expect highs in the teens and twenties. Another shot of cold air arrives on Sunday with highs in the single digits and teens. The cold will stay for Monday, but Tuesday will be warmer with highs returning to the twenties and thirties. Christmas Day is looking dry with highs remaining in the twenties and thirties.