A warmer day is in the forecast across KELOLAND, but strong south winds Thursday morning are creating areas of blowing and drifting snow from Brookings to Watertown and points east. Be alert for changing road conditions in this area.
This is picture of I-29 near Watertown from the SD DOT:
Highs will rebound in the mid and upper 30s in many areas east of the James Valley, with mid 40s likely in Pierre and 61 in Rapid City. Wind will be lighter in western KELOLAND today, so a very pleasant day is ahead.
A cold front will slide south Thursday night with patches of light rain, freezing, and sleet. Amounts will be very light, but it could be enough to trigger a few slick spots Friday AM. Friday will turn colder through the day with cloudy skies and breezy north winds.
Saturday will start colder and we’ll likely see highs in the 20s in many areas East River. Big changes will arrive on Sunday for most of KELOLAND as a very strong push of warmer air moves east during the day. The warmer weather will continue into Monday, with widespread 40s and 50s in the forecast. There could even be some rain showers Monday evening.
Slightly cooler weather is forecast Tuesday and Wednesday, but no arctic air is in sight.