Impactful Winter Weather Coming
Updated: Feb 24
This coming work week will be busy in the weather department as two rounds of significant snows are in the forecast.
Today brings a few light snow showers with increased chances tonight and Monday across western South Dakota. These snow showers are not the main event coming later in the work week. Snowfall amounts will remain under one inch in the west, with higher amounts likely in the Black Hills by noon on Monday.
The more significant event's first round looks to move into the region on Tuesday. This will bring more widespread precipitation to South Dakota, with mainly snow in the northern and east with a possible mixture in the southwest.
The second round, potentially more potent than the first, will affect the area on Wednesday and Thursday.
As the day goes on for Wednesday, the snow will become more widespread and heavy at times, with increased snowfall rates per hour.
By Friday morning, the snow would have moved out of South Dakota and into Minnesota. Snowfall amounts from the two main weather models are show significant amounts of snow statewide, with the potential for snow accumulations to be over a foot of snow.
Besides heavy snowfall amounts, the winds are also forecast to increase, and temperatures are expected to drop, creating hazardous winds chills and hazardous traveling conditions. Here is a look at Tuesday evening's wind gusts forecast.