We have light to moderate snow falling across southwestern South Dakota including Rapid City. Hill City has received 2”. Wall is reporting 2-1/2” of snow.
Skies have been cloudy across KELOLAND, with below-normal temperatures in the teens in the north to the 20s in the south. Brisk NW winds have been gusting well over 30 mph today, bringing another surge of cold air into the region.
Tonight skies will be partly cloudy and it will be cold. There may be some flurries in the north and west, and winds will die down after sunset. Overnight lows will be in the single digits in much of eastern South Dakota, to the teens in the west.
Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with a gentle NW breeze in eastern KELOLAND. Highs will be similar to today, in the mid 20s East River. Western South Dakota will be windy and warmer, around 40 degrees with a strong NW wind in Rapid City.
A warm ridge of bring warmer air across KELOLAND for Friday through the weekend. We may see a few light snow showers Friday morning in Sioux Falls, but the rest of the weekend is looking snow-free, with warmer air streaming into the region, with partly to mostly sunny skies.
Saturday and Sunday also look warm. Saturday’s highs will range from the mid 30s East River to the mid 50s in Rapid City. Sunday will be even warmer, with snow-melting low 40s East River to highs in the upper 50s in Rapid City.
Next week temperatures will be slightly cooler, though still above-normal Monday and Tuesday. And we’ll also see increasing chances for snowfall those two days, especially on Tuesday as another cold front drops through eastern KELOLAND from the north. Otherwise it appears that another cold front will cause temperatures to fall later in the week, with highs returning to the 20s by Friday.
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