Dry skies will last one more day before a chance for rain in eastern and southeast KELOLAND.
Lows tonight will fall to the teens in many locations with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures on Friday will be a little warmer with highs in the middle thirties in southeast KELOLAND, twenties over the snow packed ground of central, north central, and northeast South Dakota, to the forties in the west.
As low pressure gets closer to KELOLAND this weekend, clouds will thicken Friday night. Rain will eventually develop in south central and southeast South Dakota into northwest Iowa around midnight. The rain will continue to march northeast during the overnight and into Saturday morning. Be careful of the temperature, as freezing rain will be a possibility over the snow packed ground in eastern KELOLAND. Computer models are still spitting out (on average) a half inch of water in Iowa, Minnesota, and extreme southeast South Dakota. At the moment, I’m not too worried about massive snow amounts with this system as temps will be too warm. There will be some areas of a couple inches of snow accumulation in east central South Dakota and western Minnesota Saturday evening and Saturday night.
Sunday will be dry with seasonal temperatures. The dry skies and seasonal air (above average in the west) will last through much of next week.