Storm Center Update - Thursday AM
February 17, 2011, 6:27 AM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Dense fog covers much of eastern KELOLAND east of I-29 this morning. A dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. for Brookings, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, and all of NW Iowa and SW Minnesota.
The other story today will be the wind in western and central KELOLAND. West winds of 20-40 miles per hour are forecast today and most areas west and north of Sioux Falls are under a wind advisories today. That wind will clear the fog in Sioux Falls and also help the high rebound into the 50s. Rapid City, Pierre, and even Aberdeen will see highs by late morning, with steady or falling temperatures the remainder of the day.
It will be cooler tomorrow with breezy conditions and highs mainly in the 30s, with mid 20s in Aberdeen and lower 40s in Rapid City.
The weekend looks interesting as a storm system approaches KELOLAND for Sunday. Ahead of that storm, Saturday will still be relatively mild in Sioux Falls with highs in the lower 40s. Other locations will be colder to the north and west, and that cold air will play a big role in this storm.
Snow is expected to become widespread on Sunday and Sunday night, with strong northeast winds. I would stay informed as this storm comes together. A band of heavy wet snow with 6 inches or more is looking likely across portions of KELOLAND, especially in the central and south. We'll likely see the storm diminish Monday afternoon, but there could be another storm affecting KELOLAND late next week again. Please enjoy the mild weather while it lasts; winter isn't over just yet.
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