Storm Center Update – Wednesday AM March 6

Forecast
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We won’t have as much sunshine as yesterday, but the winds will not be as strong either.

Expect clouds to increase as we go through the day to eventually become partly sunny later this afternoon.  Temperatures will still be below average with highs much like yesterday, middle teens to middle 20s.

Our next chance for accumulating snow arrives as early as tonight.  Low pressure will race across Nebraska later this evening and tonight to bring snow to western and south central South Dakota.

Snow may be heavy at times, eventually adding up to as much as 7 inches in southwest South Dakota.  Amounts in western KELOLAND will reach 3-6″ in Rapid City.  South Central KELOLAND will get 3-6″ while central South Dakota gets 1-3″.  The system will dive southeast tonight into tomorrow, so expect amounts in southeast KELOLAND from a trace to 3″ with the heaviest totals coming in south of Interstate 90.

Numerous Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for western, south central, and extreme southeast KELOLAND.

It will be a cold again tomorrow with highs in the teens and 20s.

We’ll get a break from the snow on Friday, but our eyes continue to focus on what is expected for this weekend.

A strong low pressure system will move into the central plains to bring a wide variety of precipitation to KELOLAND.  As the system gets closer, south winds will increase to help bring in warmer temperatures and moisture.  Highs in southeast KELOLAND on Saturday will be in the low to middle 30s, so expect precipitation type to range from snow, sleet, rain , and freezing rain.  It all depends on our temperatures not only at the surface but in the higher layers of the atmosphere.  It WILL be cold enough to support all snow in western, central, and northern KELOLAND.  Stay tuned to the forecast for the weekend.

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