The weather is improving Friday morning in SW MN and NW IA after a swath of wind and snow created blizzard conditions.
We’ll maintain NW winds, but the speed of the wind will be much better. Light snow returns to western KELOLAND as well, but amounts should be light.
Highs will be coldest in northeastern areas with highs near 18 in Aberdeen. Lower 40s are likely in south-central SD with partly cloudy skies.
We expect a colder trend this weekend, but highs will still be in the 20s in southern KELOLAND. Temperatures are expected to slide again by Monday as snow chances expand across KELOLAND. Some accumulations look likely, so stay tuned for updates through the weekend.
Unfortunately, the temperature forecast in not encouraging next week. We may get some recovery late Tuesday and Wednesday, but it appears some frigid air will return late next week with highs struggling to get above zero once again.
By the way, Sioux Falls will almost certainly finish meteorological winter in the top 10 coldest on record.