The forecast for KELOLAND looks to remain quiet until we get to the second half of the week. The gusty winds we had today will continue tonight with sustained winds at 10-20 mph at least with stronger wind gusts. Becuase of the lingering strong winds, the Winter Weather Advisories that went into effect this morning will stay in effect into the evening. Temperatures will cool to within a couple degrees of zero with clear skies in the west and passing clouds in the east. Some light snow or flurries are possible in northeast and east KELOLAND.
Tuesday will be warmer with afternoon temperatures reaching the teens to lower 20s. Skies will, once again, be dry and sunny.
Wednesday will bring increasing clouds and highs mostly in the teens. Western South Dakota will see snow move in Wednesday night.
On Thursday, a band of snow will travel southeast from western KELOLAND to southeastern KELOLAND and out of the area Thursday night. Snowfall estimates are still in the early stage but for now, heaviest snowfall will likely be found in the southwest and western counties where snowfall amounts will range from two to five inches. The south-central counties will see about one to four inches and the southeast will see trace amounts to three inches. The northern counties will see trace amounts to one inch.
Friday looks quiet with partly cloudy skies and afternoon temperatures in the 20s to low 30s.
The weekend brings another chance for significant snowfall and strong, gusty winds. Low pressure will track to the south of KELOLAND and move northeast. Southeast KELOLAND may actually be warm enough to see an rain/snow mix before it all switches over to snow. Leftover snow is possible in the east on Sunday. Highs this weekend will be in the 20s to lower 30s.