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It's finally here! No, not spring or even summer... but the possibility of significant snow fall across the KDLT viewing area; we have been carefully watching a system as its made its way out of the desert southwest, bringing with it plenty of moisture that is going to fall and accumulate into several inches, if not a foot of snow, in some spots by the time we go into Wednesday.
This system is going to start to bring the chance for snow in the early morning hours and is going to continue to bring the heavy snow as we go throughout the afternoon. While parts of the north could pick up anywhere from 1"-3" of snow, it's mainly along and just south/north of i90 that we find not only the highest amounts of possible snow but also the winter storm warning. Not only are we expecting at least a half a foot of snow in some spots, winds out of the northeast are going to be reducing visibilities as they whip around the falling snow. The winter storm warning is in effect until noon on Wednesday, the farther west you live the winter storm warning will expire in the morning hours on Wednesday.
We are expecting the heavy snow to begin in the late morning throughout the afternoon and continue into the evening hours; along i90 it's possible that snow is going to accumulate anywhere from 6"-8" if not more with the possibility of a foot of snow or more across southern portions of i29 between Sioux Falls and Sioux City. Farther north, towards Sisseton, Milbank and Ortonville, the snow amounts will range between a dusting to 3" of snow while Pierre east towards Huron could pick up 5" of snow or more.
The snow is going to be heavy and blowing at times throughout the day on Tuesday with blowing snow mainly being the problem as we go into Tuesday night. Temperatures are going to top out around the 32-degree mark and winds are going to be breezy at times so do be careful when traveling on the roadways.
We quiet out and cool down to round of the rest of this week and we could see a little bit of a warm up going into the start of next week however, it's short lived as long range models are suggesting that a quick clipper system will bring a day of warmth and then another cool down by the middle of next week.