Clouds will move back in as we head into the evening and tonight. Along with the thick clouds, light snow will be possible in western South Dakota. I’m keeping the chance at snow at thirty percent for Rapid City. Any snow that falls will stay less than an inch. At the same time, fog and patchy freezing drizzle will be possible in central and eastern KELOLAND by sunrise. Use caution on Friday morning as there may be some slick areas due to the freezing drizzle. Lows will fall to the single digits and teens.
Friday will be mostly cloudy but slightly warmer in eastern South Dakota. Highs will get close to thirty for many east of the James River Valley. Light snow is also in the forecast from Huron to Marshall and south. Any snow that falls will stay less than an inch. Highs west of the James River Valley will be in the middle to upper thirties with partly cloudy skies. Winds will average ten to fifteen miles per hour from the west/southwest.
Saturday will be dry with highs in the twenties and thirties for central and eastern South Dakota, while western South Dakota warms to the forties. Sunday will be the warmest day in the seven day forecast. Sunday’s highs will be pushing forty degrees in eastern South Dakota while forties will be widespread in central and western South Dakota.
Next week will start above average with highs in the thirties and forties, but we’ll cool closer to average by Wednesday.