Storm Center Update- Friday AM, January 25th

Weather

Good Morning!

We are still dealing with the cold in eastern KELOLAND where wind chill advisories are still in effect.  A winter weather advisory is in effect for parts of the Black Hills where over 6″ may fall the next 24 hours.  Also, a high wind watch has been posted for much of west Sunday night from strong NW winds.  More on that later.

Look for a flurries in the central and east today.  The coldest weather will be found in the far northeast.

Tonight will be coldest again in the northeast.  Areas of snow will continue in the Black Hills where warmer temperatures are likely.

More light snow is forecast on Sunday, but the amounts are forecast to be light.  In fact, the snow may mix with rain in parts of central and western SD as temperatures climb well above freezing.  

Highs should be in the lower 40s in Rapid City on Saturday.  Sioux Falls will even hit the mid 20s.

We do anticipate changes on Sunday as an Alberta Clipper approaches KELOLAND.  There will be warmer weather ahead the system, but stronger winds are likely behind it and snow will fall to the east of the low pressure track.

The best chances of snow accumulation will be in the northeast and extend into SW MN Sunday evening into Monday morning.  We are concerned about some wind blowing that snow around as well.

The coldest air of the season arrives next week.  We think it will be 20-30 degrees below normal by Wednesday.  This means lows well below zero.  Record lows are not out of the question in parts of the midwest.

Our 7 day forecast shows falling temperaures early next week.  -20 is possible at some point either Wednesday or Thursday morning.  We’ll continue to follow the timing on the coldest air arriving next week.

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