Snow is developing Friday morning across western and central KELOLAND, a trend that will expand to the east during the day. We have more wind in the forecast as well, with a steady southeast wind East River Friday morning, and stronger NW winds in western KELOLAND. The northwest wind will become the dominate trend Friday as a cold front moves through the region.
Light snow will redevelop in western KELOLAND Friday night and this area of snow will expand to the east on Saturday. Winter weather advisories have been issued for far western SD Friday night and Saturday.
Highs this weekend will be very cold, with most areas below zero for highs on Saturday. Sunday won’t be much better, with highs just a few degrees either side of zero.
A slow warming trend starts early next week in the forecast, with a faster warming trend expected by midweek. We have some new data pointing toward significantly warmer weather by next Thursday with widespread 30s and 40s possible. 50s could also return to Rapid City, so March-like weather will be here again before too long.