It’s a very cold morning in KELOLAND as NW winds continue to blow around left-over snow. Visibilities are still below one-fourth mile in some areas west and north of Sioux Falls. Wind chills are the other headline with “feels like” temperatures at -15 to -30. A wind chill advisory is in effect until Friday evening for nearly all of KELOLAND. Highs Thursday will only be in the single digits above zero.
Lows Thursday night could drop to around -15 in many areas. The fresh blanket snow will help intensify the cold air through the start of the weekend. We may have trouble hitting 0 on Friday in many areas, including Sioux Falls.
With lighter winds Friday night, temperatures could drop to -20 or lower in rural areas north of Sioux Falls. Saturday won’t be much better, but Sunday looks a little warmer with highs in the lower teens and a chance of light snow.
There are a couple of things to watch in the extended forecast. We are getting stronger signals of stronger NW winds here late Monday into Tuesday. The temperature may be a little warmer, but blowing snow could be problem with winds increase over 35 mph, something to watch.
Also, we do expect improvement by late next week…hopefully some 20s and 30s return to KELOLAND.