Colder air is arriving in KELOLAND Thursday morning and areas of snow will develop. Also, some freezing drizzle and fog has developed in parts of western SD. Parts of I-90 are slick near Murdo, so drive with care.
A winter weather advisory has been posted for much of western and central SD. This includes Buffalo, Rapid City, Pierre and Mobridge. The snow will accumulate to around two to four inches in the advisory area with blowing snow also expected. Sioux Falls will have a chance of light snow by late in the afternoon. Aberdeen will also have snow in the forecast Thursday with two to four inches possible there too.
Colder weather will continue to drop south Thursday on north winds. Highs have already been reached in the many areas and temperatures will hold steady in the single digits in the northeast much of the day. Breezy north winds of 15-30 mph will continue as well.
Areas of snow will come to end Thursday night. Sioux Falls will see around an inch, perhaps even less if some of the new data is correct.
Most areas will be chilly Friday, but partly cloudy skies are expected. Slightly warmer weather will return into Saturday ahead of the next arctic front. Sunday and Monday look significantly colder with highs struggling above zero in Aberdeen. We also expect a significant snow storm just to our south. Omaha and Des Moines could get several inches of snow, something we’ll need to watch for travelers headed that way.
Finally, it looks a little warmer again by Christmas Eve, a trend that will feel better next week.