October 16, 2021


Storm Update: Tuesday AM


A strong cold front will bring winter back to the region later this evening and into Wednesday.  Temperatures today will be above normal, but will quickly tumble by tonight and into Wednesday as cold air pours behind the cold front.  Besides the cold temperatures, chances of snow will accompany the front.

Snow, possibly mixing with rain will start to move into the state by later this afternoon and into the evening hours across western, South Dakota.  The snow chances will quickly move eastward by later this evening and into the overnight hours.  Widespread light snow is expected by Wednesday morning across central and eastern, South Dakota before coming to an end by Wednesday afternoon.

Snowfall amounts of two inches or less are possible across much of the state with lesser amounts across the plains of western, South Dakota.  Those along and east of Interstate 29 could see isolated higher amounts, possibly three inches.

The Black Hills are expected to see higher amounts of snow, two to five inches, isolated higher amounts.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for those areas.

Besides colder temperatures and snow chances, strong northwest winds are expected to move into the region.  High Wind Warnings are in effect for western, South Dakota for wind gust up to 65mph.

Areas of blowing snow are also expected for Tuesday night and into Wednesday and even blizzard like conditions are possible.  A winter storm watch has been placed for northeast and east-central, South Dakota for blowing snow and reduce visibilities.

Please keep checking back with DakotaRadar.com for the latest information.