Periods of heavy snow is expected today across central and northern regions of the Black Hills.
Today, a wave of energy will move into the area supporting chances of precipitation to the state. The precipitation will fall as the form of snow over the Black Hills and be heavy at times. Total snowfall amounts of three to five inches are expected in the advisory by this evening. A couple isolated higher amounts are possible, mainly around the L:ead/Deadwood and Cheyenne Crossing areas.
Besides the heavy snows, northwest winds are expected to increase giving away to areas of blowing and drifting snow which could impact travel.
The forecast for the rest of the state calls for rain and snow to move into much of western, South Dakota by this morning. The precipitation will spread east as the form of light snow later on this afternoon and into tonight keeping amount mainly under one inch. The precipitation will start to come to an end across the west later on today and into the evening hours and during the overnight hours or Friday morning for the east.