We have a very mild start to the day underway in much of KELOLAND with temperatures already in the upper 20s and lower 30s. It does appear, however, that temperatures won’t be much warmer this afternoon. In fact, we might see temps a little colder by early afternoon, but compared to this recent cold snap, things will still be mild. Northwest winds will continue much of the day, gusting over 20 mph at times this morning.
Lows Tuesday night will drop into the upper teens in Sioux Falls, but Rapid City will be in the mid 30s Wednesday morning. We think Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the mid 50s in the far west and mid to upper 30s in the east. Enjoy Wednesday because sharply colder weather is likely starting Thursday. Arctic winds will return along with light snow. The heaviest snow will fall in the northern Black Hills where a few inches will be possible. Most areas East River will likely see just a light coating with colder weather.
Temperatures will be chilly into the weekend, but the forecast looks mostly dry in KELOLAND. There is a large storm developing this weekend to our south through Kansas and Missouri, so travelers should be aware of that.
Also, it looks like we may see another warming trend just before Christmas. We’ll keep an eye on that in the coming days.