It’s a very cold start to the day in much of KELOLAND with a wind chill warning in effect for much of the northeast including Huron, Watertown, and Aberdeen. Wind chills have dropped as low as -45 at times. Be extra careful in this type of cold weather. The rest of KELOLAND including Sioux Falls and Rapid City will be under a wind chill advisory today and for portions of eastern KELOLAND into tomorrow as well. The bottom line…stay warm. Highs will struggle to get to zero today in many spots East River.
The other headline today will be a swath of light precipitation that develops late tonight and tomorrow across KELOLAND. The biggest issue will be parts of central KELOLAND will see some light sleet or freezing rain mixed with snow during the morning hours. The snow that develops in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls may accumulation a little over an inch as well tomorrow. Also, the south wind that develops after midnight could gust over 30mph along the Buffalo Ridge in SW MN…something we’ll keep an eye on late tonight and tomorrow.
Look for warmer weather Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Highs should be back in the 20s in Sioux falls with lower 40s near Valentine. The “milder” weather will come to an end on Thursday, but it doesn’t look as cold as today’s forecast.
The end of the week looks much warmer with widespread 30s and 40s by Saturday.