Areas of light snow are falling in the northeast this morning with up to an inch accumulation around the Aberdeen possible. Slow down and give yourself some extra time to get to your destination this morning. Flurries may brush through locations closer to I-90 including Sioux Falls. Highs will remain cold today with an afternoon high near 12 in both Sioux Falls and Aberdeen. Temperatures will be warmer in the west with highs near 20 in Rapid City.
The next snow system will develop tonight in western KELOLAND and spread east on Thursday. By early morning, snow will be likely in Rapid City, Pierre, and Aberdeen. Sioux Falls could see light snow by late morning, but the southeast will see more snow in the afternoon. All told, this is not going to be a major storm, but it will be an efficient producer of light to moderate snow. Accumulations of 1-2” look likely in Rapid City, Pierre, and Rapid City. Sioux Falls will see more snow of 2-5” by Friday AM, mainly because the snow ratios will be higher. Even though the snow will be dry and fluffy, the winds will stay in the 5-15mph range, minimizing blowing snow. Roads will be snow covered and slippery, however, so plan on extra travel time and be sure to monitor the latest forecasts.
Snow will end Friday morning and the weekend looks dry with highs in the mid teens to lower 20s. There will be warming trend in western KELOLAND early next week with highs warming above freezing.