Storm Center Update- Thursday AM, January 17th

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Good Morning!

We are dealing with a thin coating of snow and slush on the roads this morning, especially in southern KELOLAND.  Slow down and drive for the conditions.

New headlines for tomorrow include a large winter weather advisory for areas in blue.  A winter storm watch is still posted for parts of central KELOLAND. 

Take a look at FutureScan.  We expect widespread clouds today, but snow will develop tonight in central and western KELOLAND.  This band of snow will continue to move south and east during the day.  There will be wind from the northeast at 15-25 mph, so blow snow is expected.  Overall, expect winter driving conditions and a slow go on the roads.

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We think some of the snow totals will be amplified in the southeast because of the “fluff factor” due to the dry nature of the snow.  We fully expect a few 6″ totals in the region circled in yellow.

Also, the northeast will deal with a shap drop in snow totals due to the dry northeast winds.  

Here are the projected snowfall totals.  Sioux Falls will likely be 2-5″, but we have included higher ranges to the west and south.  

Snow totals tomorrow will feature a healthy 2-5″ across much of KELOLAND. A narrow band of heavier snow is quite likely, so expect local totals of 6″ in the areas shaded in dark blue and purple.

Today will be chilly with highs in the teens and 20s in many areas.  40s are expected in the far southeast.

Snow begins tonight.  It will be cold with lows near 2 in Aberdeen.

A snow day is ahead tomorrow.  The cold highs will contribute to the dry, fluffy nature of the snow.

A cold weekend is ahead and another round of light snow will arrive in KELOLAND by Monday.

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