Snow, strong winds, cold make January comeback

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

A chance of freezing rain and sleet. That means any standing water, especially on untreated roads, will be able to freeze and lead to icy areas tomorrow morning. Total daytime snow accumulation is expected to be around 3 inches. All of eastern South Dakota is under a winter weather advisory for blowing snow.

Another strong cold front will be moving into the area around midnight Monday night.

Friday night - Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 11 p.m. Northwest wind around 15 miles per hour. NWS said precipitation is expected behind it, making conditions possible for snow. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of around 2 inches. Low: 14. Day: Partly cloudy skies become overcast in the evening. North wind 5 to 8 miles per hour.

Thursday's forecast of clouds, sun and light winds, but no rain, will be repeated over the next few days, allowing the north valley to dry out after the past storm. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 19. Wind chill values were between minus 1 to minus 11. West wind 11 to 16 miles per hour becoming north in the afternoon. Rain transitions back to snow with a low pressure tracking up the Appalachians into the Northeast producing a chance for a period of heavier snowfall Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Northeast winds 5-10 miles per hour.

Tonight, look for mostly cloudy skies to win out as lows only fall into the upper 30's and low 40's.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

"Overnight lows Monday night and Tuesday night will be in the teens and 20s, then just the teens Wednesday night into Thursday".

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