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New Models Show Faster System

The newest runs on the forecast models this morning, shows the storm system moving faster through our area.


Starting by this afternoon, rain or even a thunderstorm or two is expected to develop over eastern, South Dakota with the best chances along and east of Interstate 29.


The chances of precipitation continue through the afternoon and into the evening and overnight hours.



By the overnight hours, the precipitation is expected to spread westward along with colder air pushing into the state. This will start changing the rain over to a wintry mix, freezing rain, and sleet over north-central and central, SD by early Wednesday morning. Chances of rain and thunderstorms continues for the east.


For much of Wednesday, the chance of precipitation remains across the east, and for the most part, will be rain with a wintry mix possible across north-central, SD.


By Wednesday night, precipitation becomes more widespread across South Dakota with snow in the west, a mixture across central, SD and rain and thunderstorms for the east.



On Thursday, much of the precipitation would have changed over to snow with a possible wintry mix in the northeast. The precipitation will continue northward and is forecast to move out of the area by Thursday afternoon/evening.


From yesterday's model runs, the amounts of snow have decreased but still hold strong for the most snowfall to be across north-central, South Dakota. To check out the latest forecast snowfall maps along with the latest winter weather alerts, check out our Winter Weather page.