Accumulating snow remains possible Monday night into Tuesday

First Alert Weather Day for southeastern portions of our area Monday Night through Tuesday Night
Published: Nov. 26, 2022 at 7:37 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2022 at 3:54 PM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -- The focus will turn to the first “decent” accumulating snowfall Monday night into Tuesday, which has prompted a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for parts of the area.

Skies become partly cloudy to cloudy sky tonight with a southerly to westerly wind at 5-20 mph with lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.

Monday remains quiet with a partly sunny to mostly cloudy sky with winds gradually shifting to the west and northwest at 5-20 mph and highs in the upper 30s to upper 40s.

We continue to watch a pair of low pressures, one to the north and one to the southwest Monday night into Tuesday. The one to the south will bring us a chance of snow, mostly for southeastern parts of the area. The latest model runs continue to show the timing to be Monday evening through Tuesday evening, starting as a brief period of freezing drizzle and a wintry mix before turning to all snow. The latest runs also show the system tracking more southeast, and as a result, snow totals are starting to come down as well. Snow totals will run from a trace to 3″ with amounts of 2-5″ in southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa. Keep in mind that any slight shift in the track and the placement of the heavier snow bands will greatly impact totals, so be weather aware and use caution if you plan to travel. Winds will also be breezy out of the northwest at 10-25 mph with higher gusts, so we’ll have to deal with blowing and drifting snow as well.

It’ll be cold for Wednesday with highs in the mid teens to mid 20s under a sunny sky.

Temperatures rebound to the 30s and 40s on Thursday but then we’ll cool back down to the 20s and 30s for the weekend with a partly to mostly cloudy sky and a slight chance of light snow showers Friday night.