Light mixed precipitation has been developing in western KELOLAND this morning. Be aware of this wintery mix on the roads as a strong warm front moves east during the day.
A winter weather advisory has been posted for Rapid City, Pierre, Aberdeen, and Watertown. Sioux Falls is not included at this time. Snowfall amounts this afternoon will be heaviest in northeastern KELOLAND. 2-4” could fall from near Brookings to Marshall by early this evening. Sioux Falls will see less snow, but 1-2” is still possible. Aberdeen and Watertown will likely see 1-3”. Note that the wind will be blowing from the south while it’s snowing, so visibilities will likely be reduced at times with the snow.
Temperatures will make it back to near 20 in both Sioux Falls and Aberdeen today, with 32 in Pierre and 40 in Rapid City.
The “milder” trend will continue into Christmas day, but northwest winds will be stronger again tomorrow afternoon. Be aware of some patchy blowing snow, especially north of Sioux Falls.
The rest of the week looks warmer, evening Thursday doesn’t look as cold as previously thought. Highs should be in the 30s and 40s in many areas by Saturday.