SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The start of the winter weather has already started in KELOLAND.
Sioux Falls could see up to an inch of snow Tuesday morning, but most of the snow today will settle north of Interstate 90.
The brunt of the storm will develop in western SD tonight and expand eastward tomorrow. Sioux Falls could see a wave of mixed precip or freezing drizzle, later this evening.
Winter weather advisories are in effect already Tuesday morning.
The advisories cover the counties in blue. Those advisories are expected to last for the next 24 hours before transitioning to winter storm and blizzard warnings.
The blizzard warning includes the Sioux Falls area with heavy snow and blowing snow.
Wind will also be a concern this week.
As of Tuesday morning, KELOLAND meteorologists’ winter storm snow forecast is between four and 14 inches across the entire state.
Northwestern South Dakota will see the least amount of snow with between four and eight inches forecasted for Buffalo, Faith and Mobridge. In the western part of the state, eight to 12 inches is expected from the Wyoming border east to Sioux Falls.
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Sioux Falls and Brookings are expected to see a slightly higher amount of snow with between eight and 14 inches of snow in the forecast.
SD road conditions
Road conditions across South Dakota could change quickly as the weather develops. The South Dakota Highway Patrol shared on social media photos of a crash near the New Effington exit on Interstate 29 Tuesday afternoon. Troopers report I29 is icy in spots with blowing snow impacting visibility.
Some road closures have started to come in Tuesday night.
- Interstate 29 (northbound and southbound) will be closed from the North Dakota state line to Brookings at 8 p.m.
- Interstate 29 (northbound and southbound) will be closed from Brookings (exit 132) to Sioux Falls (exit 84) at 10 p.m.
- Interstate 90 (eastbound and westbound) will be closed from Sioux Falls (exit 395) to Mitchell (exit 332) at 10 p.m.
Drivers can get an idea of what to expect on the South Dakota 511 website.
As weather conditions change, check the KELOLAND Closeline for the latest school and businesses closings across South Dakota. Several cities also put snow emergency information on the Closeline.
As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, there are more than 50 entries on the KELOLAND Closeline. Rapid City Area Schools will be closed on Wednesday along with Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Wall and Parkston. Several churches are also closing for the day.
Tuesday afternoon, Sanford Health announced it will be closing all clinics in Sioux falls and surrounding communities at noon on Wednesday, February 22. Clinics will remain closed Thursday, Feb. 23 and will reopen for normal business hours Friday, Feb. 24. This includes clinics in Brandon, Harrisburg, Hartford and Lennox as well as adult and pediatric outpatient therapy appointments.
Avera clinics will be closed on Wednesday, February 22, starting at noon, will remain closed on Thursday, February 23, and will reopen Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m.
Due to clinic closures, Urgent Care hours are being extended. Urgent Care at Avera Medical Group Family Health Center Dawley Farm and Marion Road will be open Wednesday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday night, Governor Kristi Noem ordered all state government executive branch offices in certain counties to be closed Wednesday, Feb. 22.
While executive branch offices in these counties will be closed, state employees will be working remotely.
The Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science and Orpheum Theater Center announced that they will be closed on Wednesday.
You can watch as the storm moves into South Dakota by visiting our KELOLAND Live Cam page. It includes views from more than 30 communities across our area so you can check as the weather changes.