A Winter Storm is on the Way

Travel Challenges Return for Friday
Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 4:21 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 10:03 PM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories have been posted throughout the eastern parts of the Dakota News Now viewing area including in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen.

Precipitation will move in overnight from the north. Due to the mild temperatures, a rain/snow mix will be possible initially leading to the introduction of some ice. The precipitation will change into snowfall throughout Friday morning and remain as snow throughout Friday afternoon.

The heaviest snow will ultimately occur in northeastern South Dakota and right along and just east of I-29. As you go west, the amounts will quickly dwindle. 8 to 10 inches of snow will be possible in northeastern South Dakota and over parts of western Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. Locations right along I-29 including Sioux Falls will be right on the line for the heavier snow. 4 to 6 inches are currently favored.

While the snow ends Friday night, the wind will pick up as wind gusts get to around 30 to 40 mph. Areas of blowing snow and reduced visibilities will be likely Friday night and even into early Saturday morning. Roads won’t be in the best shape Friday night and into Saturday because temperatures will fall to the single digits so it will all refreeze.

Saturday will be cold with highs only in the single digits to the lower teens for those that receive snow, but for those that don’t we’ll get to the 20′s. We’ll warm up to the 20′s and 30′s for Sunday.

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