Teams and fans from seven states will converge on the Sioux Falls Arena this weekend. March means tournament time, not only for the Summit League but for high school girls' basketball teams across the state.
March also means a variety in weather, including a winter storm.
Six of the eight schools in girls' AA come from along the James River Valley or east. The trip back from Rapid City Saturday night or Sunday could be slick with areas of ice and snow expected.
The center of the storm will likely only make it up into Nebraska, but better moisture will stick to the north side. If thunderstorms in Kansas and Nebraska don't steal that moisture early on, it could be headed our way. With this setup of a warm layer of air, ice accumulation is fairly likely for the first part of the storm.
With the Class A tournament in Watertown and the B bracket in Huron, you'll want to monitor road conditions.
It's not just Summit League time in Sioux Falls this weekend; we've also got the rodeo and Home Show. The events pull tourists from out of state. Those making the trip from the south could experience rain on Saturday with the changeover to snow on Sunday.