Mild Start to the Week

Bitterly Cold by the Middle of the Week
Much Colder Air Returns for Wednesday
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 4:11 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2022 at 5:52 PM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- Temperatures have warmed up nicely since the snowfall we received from this past Friday and we even saw some melting yesterday. That melting trend will continue for today and also for Tuesday as highs rise into the upper 30′s north and east where there is more snow on the ground and 40′s elsewhere.

Breezy conditions will persist for Tuesday with a southerly wind, but that will be quickly followed by a northwesterly wind by Wednesday. A strong cold front accompanied by an Arctic High Pressure will really cool us down by Wednesday. Temperatures will plunge to the single digits on Wednesday for highs and barely warm up a couple of degrees on Thursday. We’ll see plenty of sunshine during that stretch.

By Friday, we’re tracking our next round of precipitation. At this point, it doesn’t look very organized and would move through quickly. That would result in a rain/snow mix and potentially some minor snow accumulation. We’ll be monitoring that in the next few days. That will mean temperatures will warm up into the upper 20′s to the 30′s and then we’ll gradually fall again to the teens and 20′s for highs by this weekend.

Next week, temperatures will begin to drop off once more, but generally favor dry weather.

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