We have a busy forecast today with areas of rain and snow likely. First, winter weather advisories have been posted for parts of eastern SD and western MN. This includes Brookings, Marshall, Milbank, and Watertown. Snowfall of 3+” is possible in those areas. Modifications to the advisory area are possible today, so stay tuned to the latest forecast.
The Hour-By-Hour forecast for Sioux Falls indicated steady or falling temperatures this afternoon with a conversion from rain to snow after 12pm.
FutureScan indicates the shield of rain and snow expanding to the northeast through the morning. Snowfall rates NW of Sioux Falls could be heavy late this morning into the early afternoon. This system will continue to track east into the afternoon.
Our snow forecast indicates the best chance of 2-5+” around Brookings, Clear Lake, and Madison. We’ll be watching the radar trends closely to follow the snow conversion farther south around Platte and Winner. Sioux Falls will be trending into the 1-2” range at this time as conditions will be slushy for the drive home.
The snow ends East River tonight, but redevelops in the Black Hills region tonight. Snow is likely through tomorrow morning in the far west with an inch or two possible in Rapid City.
The weekend still looks warmer, so enjoy the warmer days ahead Saturday and Sunday. More snow and rain will be likely Sunday night and Monday. Also, another snow event could develop by Wednesday of next week. Stay tuned.