Major Winter Storm Hitting Sioux Empire This Weekend
According to Meteorologist Todd Heidtkamp from the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls the tri-state area could see "a significant Winter Storm affecting travel this weekend”.
Much of the Sioux Falls area could see a Winter Storm bringing rain, freezing rain, and snow throughout the weekend.
Here are some of the predicted accumulating ice and snowfall amounts for Friday through Sunday. Accumulating Snowfall Southeast South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, and Northwest Iowa:
- Sioux Falls = 3-4''
- Beresford = 3-4''
- Vermillion = 2-3''
- Mitchell = 6-8''
- Madison = 6-8''
- Brookings = 4-6''
- Pipestone Mn. = 4-6''
- Worthington, Mn. = 1-2''
- Sheldon, Ia. = 1-2''
- Sioux City = 1-2''
Today: Cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Sleet, possibly mixed with snow before 3 am, then sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain. Low around 28. South wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday: Freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet before noon, then rain likely. High near 34. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.
Saturday Night: Snow and freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with sleet before midnight, then a chance of snow and freezing rain between midnight and 2 am, then a chance of snow after 2 am. Cloudy, with a low around 20. North northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around 3 inches.
Sunday: Snow likely, mainly before noon. Patchy blowing snow before noon, then patchy blowing snow after 3 pm. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Blustery. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.