September 22, 2021


Thanksgiving Wintry Weather


Future Radar for 6:00pm CST Thanksgiving

More wintry precipitation will push back into the region just after a winter storm pushes eastward this morning.  Already, Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for central, north-central and northeast, South Dakota for Thanksgiving afternoon and into the overnight and Friday morning.

The forecast is calling for a mix bag of precipitation to start during the holiday afternoon that could impact travelers and create slippery conditions.  Total snowfall accumulations look to be light and remaining under one inch but some ice accumulations are also possible and could reach up to one tenth of an inch.

Detail Forecast

Today skies will be partly cloudy in the west with decreasing clouds for those in the east.  Gusty winds are expected for the eastern half of the state but forecast to decrease throughout the day.  Highs ranging from the mid 20s to the mid 30s.

Tonight, clouds will start to move into the region and start creating windy conditions for the western regions of South Dakota.  Lows look to drop down to five above zero to near 20 degrees.

On Thanksgiving, skies will be mostly cloudy statewide but breezy conditions for western, South Dakota.  A mixed bag of freezing drizzle, light rain or light snow expected across central and eastern, South Dakota.  Highs from 25 to 35 degrees.

By Friday, skies will be mostly cloudy to cloudy with statewide mixed precipitation.  Highs into the 30s.

Saturday, a powerful winter storm starts to bring snow, heavy at times and areas blowing snow.  Blizzard conditions possible.  A mixture of rain and snow is expected for southeast and east-central, South Dakota.  Ice accumulations are possible.