Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM
January 10, 2012, 2:22 PM
Record and near record heat will soon be replaced by much colder air as highs will fall about twenty to thirty degrees on Wednesday. It will start tonight with the passage of a cold front resulting in strong northerly winds of twenty to forty miles per hour in western and central South Dakota. The stronger winds will eventually move into eastern KELOLAND on Wednesday. Clouds will also be on the increase tonight with developing light snow showers possible in western and central South Dakota. The snow amounts will stay less than an inch, except for the Hills. There will be a couple of inches of accumulation in the higher elevations by Wednesday afternoon. Light snow showers and flurries are also in the forecast for eastern KELOLAND late tonight and into Wednesday, but the amounts here will also stay less than an inch. Temperatures will remain steady or fall during the day on Wednesday due to strong northwest winds of twenty to fifty miles per hour. The winds will remain breezy on Thursday in eastern KELOLAND and the cold air will also stay. Highs on Thursday will only be in the teens in eastern KELOLAND, twenties in the central and west. Temperatures will slowly warm for the weekend with highs returning to the thirties to near forty degrees.