Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM
January 17, 2012, 2:20 PM
Clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to fall to the single digits above and below zero tonight, with temperatures that will be even colder Thursday morning! The temperatures will slowly rebound Wednesday with highs returning to the twenties in western, central, and southeast KELOLAND. North central and northeast South Dakota will stay in the teens with thickening clouds as the day goes on. The thicker clouds will also lead to a slight chance for light snow late in the afternoon and evening as much colder air pours in from the north. The cold air will settle over KELOLAND Wednesday night with lows falling to the teens below zero in north central and northeast KELOLAND, temperatures will be near zero elsewhere.
Thursday will not only start cold, but remain cold with high struggling to get above zero in north central and northeast KELOLAND. Teens will be the afternoon highs for central and southeast KELOLAND, while the west will “warm” to the twenties and low thirties.
Another round of snow will move in Thursday night and Friday. The jury is still out on this system, but as of now we’re looking at snow amounts of one to three inches by Friday evening. Temperatures will try to warm for the weekend, but the snow cover will play a role in just how warm we get.