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Winter Storm to Miss to our South

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A big winter storm, which dropped over 6 inches of snow to parts of Colorado, and even brought some snow for the USA vs. Costa Rica soccer game in Commerce City Colorado on Friday night, is making its trek across the central part of the United States. Fortunately, for those who don't like the snow, the storm will be missing us to the south. However, it will keep our winter like temperatures here for the next several days.
Saturday's high in Sioux Falls was 32°F, and marked the 9th straight day in which there was a high temperature below average. Winds have shifted to the north cutting off any warmth that was making its way up, meaning that we will continue to see temperatures 15-20 degrees below our normal for this time of year.


Winter weather watches/warnings/advisories are in effect for 16 states stretching from Colorado into Pennsylvania and Maryland. Some spots could see upwards of 12 inches near the Ohio River Valley.

(Courtesy: Weather Prediction Center: Shows the Percentages of Greater than a Foot of snow over the next 48 hours)

While the storm will be well off to our south, some moisture is expected to make its way to the southeastern parts of South Dakota, as well as southwest Minnesota, and Northwest Iowa, during the day on Sunday. Also a weak disturbance will bring snow showers to areas from Mobridge to Aberdeen during the afternoon on Sunday but not much accumulation is expected. The largest totals for us will be recorded in the areas along the Minnesota/Iowa border. The Adonis Weather Central model has forecasted nearly 3 inches for spots near there. It also is forecasting 1.7" of snow for Sioux Falls into Monday, however I don't anticipate seeing that much. Sioux Falls should see anywhere from a 0.5" to 1" of snow and the totals will diminish the farther west you go.

The good news is that by Tuesday winds will begin to shift to the southeast. This will pull up some warmer air and bring warmer temperatures. We will see highs reach the mid 40's and in areas to the south it is possible that we reach the 50's as well. These temperatures are still below what we normally see for this time of year, but they are a step closer to Spring after a very cold month of March. Be sure to stay tuned to KDLT and KDLT.com for the most up-to-date information.

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