A strong and significant storm system is forecast to bring heavy snows to central and eastern, South Dakota along with icing potential and areas of blowing snow. Those in the northwest look to sit out on this round as Buffalo is only forecast to received under two inches of snow.
First affect of the storm will start as precipitation this evening will come out of Nebraska and spread north into South Dakota as the form of rain, freezing rain and snow. This first wave will continue into the overnight hours and into Saturday morning. This wave has more potential for ice accumulations and minor snowfall amounts.
The second wave will push into the region by late Saturday and into Sunday bring more significant amounts of snow and periods of heavy snow.
Snowfall amounts look to be heaviest around the Huron and Miller regions and then back towards south-central and northeast, South Dakota. As of right now, Huron and Miller are forecast to see 14 to 20 inches of snow. Below is the latest 72 hour forecast for South Dakota.
Beside significant amounts of snow, icing issues are possible with this system. Some locations may see up to a quarter of inch of ice, mainly across far eastern, South Dakota.