We had lots of sunshine today and fairly calm winds for travel. Tomorrow won’t be quite as nice. A cold front already moved through and now colder temperatures and more clouds are on the way.
Tonight, apart from a few flurries in central South Dakota, things will mostly stay quiet. We will be cold, with most down into the single digits by morning. Winds will continue to come out of the north and northeast tomorrow and the breeze will be stronger in Rapid City.
Later in the day, watch for light snows starting in the far northwest. We still expect most of tomorrow’s daytime snow to stick in North Dakota but many could see some nonetheless. By the evening, this should close in on Aberdeen. Many in the northeastern portions of KELOLAND could get an inch or two. Isolated spots on the plateau could see a little more. This should miss Sioux Falls just to the north but we could see flurries through Monday morning.
Very cold air will be a big story for the coming week. Lows will stay below zero for many and there isn’t a huge warm trend on the way. Another round of snow will begin in the Black Hills on Christmas Eve. This will continue into Christmas Day and some spots could pick up close to three inches. Still, it is a little early to know the exact placement.
The next system to arrive will be Thursday into Friday. Computer models are still not in agreement on this one but we’ve included chances for snow in most locations.
Have a great end to your weekend and travel safe!