SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota News Now) – While the next couple of days remain calm, the focus will turn to the first “possible” snowfall Monday night into Tuesday, which has led to snowstorms. FIRST DAY OF GOOD RAIN for parts of the area.
Skies will be mostly clear today, with winds becoming northwesterly west 5 to 15 mph as high pressure moves away. Highs will be in the upper 30s to mid-40s, which is a few degrees above the seasonal average.
Tonight we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a south wind 5 to 20 mph in the mid 20’s to 30’s.
While Monday will remain calm with highs in the 30s and 40s, a pair of low pressures, one to the north and one to the southwest, will push east Monday night into Tuesday. One from the south will bring us a chance of snow, mostly for the southern and eastern parts of the Dakota News Now viewing area. The latest run of models shows a brief period of cold rain and a wintry mix starting Monday evening into Tuesday evening before the snow returns. Snow totals generally remain at 1-4 inches, with most of the fall in southwest Minnesota, but the range of falls is larger than normal as there is still some uncertainty about how this and one other note will progress. the reasoning is that there is drier air in the lower atmosphere and this can limit the total amount of snowfall. Places like Aberdeen and Mobridge are likely to see little or no accumulation with this system. We’re still about 24-36 hours away from that, so please stay with the First Alert Weather Team as we watch this closely.
Following the system, it will be cool Wednesday with highs in the low to mid 20s. Temperatures will return well into the 30s and 40s on Thursday, but after that, the models predict how hot or cold temperatures could continue into next weekend. Right now, we’re keeping temperatures slightly below seasonal averages under partly to cloudy skies.
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