By Meteorologist Shawn Cable
Snow continues to develop across central and eastern South Dakota this morning. As of 8:30am, we've had reports of slippery roads and several minor accidents in Aberdeen, heavy snow and reduced visibility in Pierre, Gettysburg, Harrold and Wolsey. As of right now, the heaviest snow falling along US Highway 14 from Pierre to about Arlington. There was a report of 5″ of snow in Pierre as of 8am.
Snow Forecast through Friday afternoon:
Here are some of our Hour by Hour Forecast key time periods:
Snow will continue to develop through the morning, moving into the Sioux Falls area by about 10am. Snow will continue throughout the day with about 2 inches in Sioux Falls by late afternoon. Wind will not be an issue with this storm system… Snow will fall and stick to roads and sidewalks, making them very slippery.
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Second Round Tomorrow-Sunday:
A second round of snow will start tomorrow afternoon and continue through Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch is already in effect for much of northern South Dakota and central Minnesota. As of right now, I think we'll see an additional 1-2 inches in Sioux Falls with 3-6 additional inches across parts of northeast South Dakota. This time, wind WILL be an issue. In addition, because temperatures will fall dramatically on Saturday night, snow will be light, fluffy and easily blown. Blowing snow is likely along and north of US highway 14 Saturday night and Sunday.
Snow Forecast from Friday morning through Sunday: