A powerful and significant low-pressure system will bring rain, freezing rain, significant snows and blizzard conditions to South Dakota. Already the National Weather Service in Rapid City has placed northwest and parts of west-central, South Dakota under a Blizzard Warning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Black Hills where over a foot is expected.
Towards the southern regions and into central and eastern parts of the state, Winter Storm Watches are in effect for Friday evening and into Saturday. For the latest on the weather alerts in your area, please visit our Alerts page.
The 72-Hour Snowfall Forecast looks quite impressive over the Black Hills and into northwest, South Dakota. Quite a few locations in this region could easily see snow accumulations well over afoot. The amounts across the east will be less, but ice accumulations will be higher as warmer air will be pushed into the region.
Besides the significant ice and snow accumulations, powerful wind gust up to 65mph will create blizzard conditions and extremely dangerous travel conditions for motorists.
Below is future radar starting tomorrow evening and going into Saturday.
GREEN = RAIN
WHITE = SNOW
RED = ICE
PINK = WINTRY MIX