Storm Center Update- Friday PM, January 25th


We’ve seen plenty of sunshine today in eastern KELOLAND, while it is snowing around Rapid City and the Black Hills, where temperatures have been in the 20s to low 30s. Snowfall amounts have been fairly tame, a few inches reported in spots. Despite sunshine, it has been another cold day in central and eastern KELOLAND, where temperatures have only been in the single digits in the north to the teens in the south, with a north wind.

Tonight will be cloudy, with increasing chances of snow flurries or even some very light snow. Temperatures will be below zero East River, and much warmer in the west where we expect to be in the mid 20s.

Tomorrow will be a cloudy day across the region, with a chance of flurries or light snow showers, and a very light westerly breeze. Temperatures will be in the teens to mid 20s. A warm front will push western South Dakota into the 30s to low 40s, so rain showers will be possible in those areas. Winds will be stronger around Rapid City and the Black Hills.

Sunday will be cloudy, with an incoming clipper system bringing snow in from the northwest. Temperatures will be in the teens in the northeast to the 20s with the snowfall in the south. Western South Dakota will be windy and warmer – in fact Rapid City could reach 50 degrees, so rain showers will be possible in that area.

A High Wind Watch is posted for western South Dakota Sunday night through Monday.

The clipper system will continue to bring snow to KELOLAND – mostly eastern KELOLAND – on Monday. We’re thinking that a two-day (Sunday-Monday) total will be a few inches. Windy conditions will follow the snow, meaning temperatures will drop significantly on Monday for single digit highs East River.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday look very cold. Single digit highs are likely East River. Actually, temperatures might remain below zero in NE South Dakota. The arctic air might be the coldest we have seen in quite a while. In fact, look for lots of Teens below zero in the mornings in the middle of next week.

Temperatures look like they will moderate a little bit starting on Friday, February 1.

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