The headline in the short-term is the threat of freezing drizzle and the Freezing Rain Advisory for tomorrow in the southeast. The Advisory now include Sioux Falls and the surrounding metro area. We’re looking at a mid-morning arrival for most. Expect lighter accumulations, from one tenth of an inch to about three tenths of an inch. While not the heaviest, any untreated roads will become slick very quickly. Again, if you have travel plans south or east of Sioux Falls, make sure to check local road conditions.
We had a warm front move through the west today and that bumped many into the 50s for highs. That will track to the east tonight and will keep Sioux Falls and Pierre warmer and breezy. That warm front is also a large part of why we’re looking at freezing rain as opposed to just snow.
That freezing rain system will move out of SW Minnesota counties by later in the afternoon but we could see a brief return of moisture by the evening. From there we’re dealing with several chances at moisture over the start of the workweek. The larger system looks to affect the eastern portions of KELOLAND late Monday into Tuesday. Clouds will be thick for almost all of us, even if your area remains dry. A band of snow looks to form west of Sioux Falls and that could lead to higher snow totals for some.
The jet stream still looks to dive south of KELOLAND by midweek. This will keep us very cold through next Friday. A warming trend looks more likely by next Saturday.