After a mild afternoon, much colder air will soon arrive as a cold front pushes across KELOLAND tonight. The front will bring an increase to north/northwest winds and more clouds. Light snow will also develop in western South Dakota later tonight.
Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for western and northwest South Dakota through Thursday. This is an area that will receive two to four inches of snow with amounts of three to six in the Hills.
Central and eastern KELOLAND will receive a trace to two inches as the snow moves into eastern KELOLAND Thursday afternoon. Take note of the breezy north winds as the snow falls; this will create some blowing snow and travel problems. The north winds will also be responsible for temperatures to remain steady or slowly fall as the day goes on.
The cold air will be in place for Friday and through the weekend. Overnight lows will fall to the single digits and teens below zero with afternoon highs only in the single digits and teens above zero. There are signs of a warm-up as we go into early next week with highs returning to the thirties and forties by Tuesday.