A cold front that is still in Saskatchewan is roaring toward us - so you’ll hear the winds howl overnight.
Right now, there is a little light snow in the NE corner of South Dakota and rain sprinkles in the central and west. Scattered slippery spots are reported on some of the roads in the NE quarter of South Dakota, where a Blizzard Warning begins at 3 a.m.
The rest of the area has been cloudy but relatively quiet. Temperatures have been very slow to warm in Sioux Falls and the SE, in the 20s. Mitchell has already reached the 30s, while the temps are in the 40s from the Missouri River to the west.
Winds will become northwesterly overnight, and pick up speed. Starting after midnight, sustained winds of 35-45 miles per hour will sweep down through the region, and remain strong all day tomorrow. Gusts could exceed 60 miles per hour at times.
There might be a little light snow along with the fierce winds tomorrow, and that could make travel difficult in outlying areas and between cities due to decreased visibility and possible freezing on the roadways.
Winds will diminish Thursday night, but leave a trail of cold air behind for Friday. Highs are only expected in the low 20s in eastern KELOLAND.
Then we expect dry skies and improvement for the long weekend. We’re forecasting highs mostly in the 30s to low 40s for eastern KELOLAND for Saturday, Sunday and Martin Luther King Day (Monday).