The weather forecast looks cooler this morning across eastern KELOLAND with areas of low clouds and patches of fog. Highs will only be in the lower 20s in the northeast, with readings near 30 in Sioux Falls. Rapid City will be much warmer, near 50 today, and Pierre will see some sunshine this afternoon with highs near 38.
The cloud cover in the east will try to decrease tonight, but some fog may also form as a result. This will set the stage for a warming trend tomorrow with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50 in the west and central, with 38 in Sioux Falls and 32 in Aberdeen. This trend of mild weather will shift more into southeastern KELOLAND by Saturday as the next storm approaches KELOLAND this weekend.
The storm for Sunday still looks very strong and will producing a swath of heavy snow and wind. The highest potential for heavy snow will be northwest of Sioux Falls. Viewers in places like Valentine, Winner, Chamberlain, Pierre, Huron, Watertown, and Aberdeen need to be paying close attention to the track of this storm and the potential of several inches of snow and wind. There is still enough uncertainty in the track of the storm that all areas of KELOLAND need to watch the forecast for the latest developments. Right now, Sioux Falls would be more favored to see areas of rain Sunday, with some wrap-around lighter snow and wind late Sunday night into Monday AM. Rapid City would trend on the other end, with some snow, but not a major storm just yet. By the way, there is still one model solution from the Canadian model giving Sioux Falls heavy snow, and another showing the storm shifting all the way west to Rapid City. Needless to say, a challenging forecast at this point with a few days to go.
Stay tuned for more details later today on KELOLAND News.