Storm Center Update- Friday AM, April 26th


Good Morning!

We are watching the forecast this weekend.  First, we’ll begin by looking at the low pressure track and moisture asscociated with it.  Notice green and yellow on the map below shows rain, but blue reflects snow.  We think this system will convert to snow in a few areas, mainly north of Sioux Falls Saturday morning.  This system will move along quickly and depart by Saturday night.  

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Our snow forecast is heavier north of Sioux Falls tomorrow morning.  We think a sloppy 3-6″ is possible in places like Watertown, Brookings, and Worthington.  We’ll monitor the latest information through the day.

The pattern ahead for early next week is colder than normal…no question.

Moisure totals are high the next 10 days.  The biggest variable will be the thunderstorm tracks next week.  If we stay cold here, the bigger storms will go south of us.  The could help us avoid excessive rainfall, but we’ll need to watch position of these key features heading into early May.

Highs today will be cooler in the 50s in most areas.

Rain and snow tonight will fall tonight as temperatures drop into the lower and middle 30s.

Tomorrow will be colder and blustery.  We expect highs in the 40s in many areas, but it won’t feel that warm where it snows.

Recovery will be slow next week.  In fact, another system by midweek also looks chilly with snow chances West River.  The end of next week should be warmer.

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