October 22, 2021


Wednesday Wintry Weather Outlook

SOUTH DAKOTA - A significant storm system will move across the area starting tonight and continued it's track on Wednesday.  This system will bring snowfall to western and northern regions of the state late tonight and into Wednesday.  The southeast may see a chance of rain showers and even an isolated thunderstorm.


Precipitation of rain, snow or wintry mix will start to move into southwest, South Dakota by late evening and into the middle of the night. By early Wednesday morning, snow will be common across the southwest and into the Black Hills. Rain, snow and wintry mix will spread across central and eastern regions of the state. Thunderstorms cannot be ruled out in the southeast.

By mid-morning on Wednesday, snow, heavy at times, will continue for the southwest, west-central, and now into the state's central regions. Rain, freezing rain, and a wintry mix are expected for the east.

Rain will change over to snow or wintry mix by the early afternoon for the northeast, with snow continuing for western and central South Dakota. Rain continues for the southeast.

By Wednesday evening, snow will be across the north and start to end across southwest and south-central South Dakota. Precipitation in the southeast look to end as well.

The snow chances will start to end statewide by Wednesday night as the bulk of the precipitation would have moved into North Dakota and Minnesota.

Below are forecast radar and cloud maps for tonight and Wednesday.