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January Thaw to Last Through the Weekend

1/18/2017 - From Meteorologist Shawn Cable: If you are starting to get a little tired of the ice and cold, I have a much needed (and I would argue well deserved) break in the forecast. Today and every day through the weekend high temperatures will reach the 40s. That's between 10 and 20 degrees above average for this time of year. That does not mean our weather is going to be all sunshine and lollipops, but it will be mild.

There was some patchy fog last night and the fog has frosted roads in places, so there could be scattered slippery spots this morning. That won't be a problem for long because we're going to warm up quickly. Today will be sunny with afternoon temps ranging from the low 40s in Sioux Falls and Pierre to the low 30s across northern South Dakota.

Clouds will roll in from the south late tonight into tomorrow morning, bringing dreary, drizzly weather tomorrow, tomorrow night and Friday. There could be some freezing drizzle and even a little light snow in places as temps drop to near freezing tomorrow morning and again Thursday night into Friday, but with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s, I do not expect widespread icing. That said, don't get caught off guard by random icy patches especially at night and in the morning. Temperatures will be a bit colder across central and northern South Dakota, there will be a better chance of ice and light snow there.

Saturday will be cloudy and mild with the rain likely. Once again, further north where temperatures are bit colder there will be a better chance of snow. At this time I only expect minor accumulation.

Long-range models are hinting that we will dry out and cool off a bit on Sunday and Monday. Another potential system could bring rain and snow by the middle of next week.

Weather Team

Phil Schreck - Senior Meteorologist
Phil Schreck is our Senior Meteorologist. Phil came to KSFY in 1988 from Cedar Rapids, IA. He is a member of the American Meteorologist Society and holds the AMS broadcast Seal of Approval.

Shawn Cable - Morning Anchor/Meteorologist
Shawn Cable is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist, reporter, and co-host of the KSFY Morning News. Shawn is an active member of the National Weather Association and holds the NWA Broadcaster Seal of Approval.

Aaron Doudna - Meteorologist/Weather Producer
Aaron Doudna is the weather producer for the KSFY Morning News, as well as the fill-in meteorologist. He joined the KSFY team in August of 2013..