Storm Center Update-Wednesday AM
November 16, 2011, 5:50 AM
SIOUX FALLS, SD - It’s a very cold start to the morning and more chilly weather is in the forecast today with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Winds will be brisk from the west at 15-30mph. Remember too that the wind chills are very cold this morning in the single digits in some areas, so bundle up and stay warm.
Tonight won’t be any better with overnight lows dropping to 6 in Aberdeen and 15 in Sioux Falls. Pierre and Rapid City will also be in the teens. Tomorrow promises to be a little warmer with highs in the lower 40s in the east and low 50s in south-central SD and western KELOLAND. That warmer air will spread east on Friday with expected highs near 50 in Sioux Falls. I would really encourage you to do your outside chores sometime Friday if you can, because snow is looking likely across much of KELOLAND on Saturday. The Sioux Falls area is still looking to be on the southern end of this storm, with some accumulations possible Saturday afternoon. Aberdeen, Pierre, and Rapid City have better chances for snow and more of it. Right snow, a few inches of snow is looking more likely and winds will pick up from the north, creating blowing and drifting snow Saturday and Saturday night. Cold weather will linger Sunday with wind chills below zero Sunday morning in many areas. Travelers should stay alert to the forecast this weekend and we’ll keep you posted as this system approaches.
After this passes, the weather will start a warming trend next week, with much warmer weather possible by Thanksgiving with highs back into the 40s and 50s.
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