Strong winds are creating numerous issues Tuesday morning. First, blowing snow has caused near zero visibility in the Summit area and other spots in northeastern KELOLAND. Gusts to 50 mph continue to cause issues along the Buffalo Ridge in SW MN as well, so be advised that we have some issues out there. Winter weather advisories are in effect for much of northeastern KELOLAND until noon, and a winter storm warning remains in effect until 5pm for the Black Hills.
Highs for the day have already been reached in many spots as colder air pours into the region. This will set the stage for a very cold night tonight with lows falling below zero around Aberdeen, and just above zero in Sioux Falls.
The cold weather will not stay long as highs will quickly rebound into the 30s in the afternoon east of James Valley, with 40s and even 50s in parts of western SD. This quick warm-up will be associated with the next clipper that will prove to be very windy once again late Wednesday into Thursday.
Temperatures will likely slide downhill again Thursday with the NW winds. Some light snow is also possible. While it does look colder again for Friday, the weekend will likely turn much warmer again. In fact, temperatures by Sunday could once again rise well into the 40s and 50s. Hang on; a roller coaster ride is certainly ahead.