A light coating of snow on Tuesday has left temperatures extra chilly again Wednesday morning. Temperatures have dropped into the teens below zero in some areas and wind chill advisories are in effect for much of KELOLAND through the late morning. Highs will be just a few degrees above zero in the east, with mid 20s likely in the west.
Temperatures Wednesday night will be rising across much of eastern KELOLAND as arctic air retreats to the northeast. Much warmer weather is likely on Thursday, perhaps the warmest day since this cold snap started. Highs in both Sioux Falls and Aberdeen will be back in the mid to upper 20s and 40s are likely in Rapid City.
Don’t get used to numbers that warm the entire forecast, however. Much colder air lurking just north of KELOLAND may return on Friday, especially in Aberdeen. We’ll keep an eye on that trend, but we’ll likely see a continued fluctuations in temperatures through the weekend as colder air seeps in from the north, then retreats as the jet stream flow changes.
Warmer weather does look more likely by Monday and Tuesday as more widespread 30s and 40s are likely.