KSFY SEVERE WEATHER CENTER
A Brief Return to Winter... Warmer by the Weekend
Updated by KSFY Meteorologist Shawn Cable on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:02 AM
Get ready for some big changes. While it might feel nice this morning, take your warm jacket because by this afternoon it will become cold and blustery with scattered showers. Northeast South Dakota is in for a REAL taste of winter today. Up to three inches of snow combined with wind gusts to 40 mph will make travel difficult at times. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect along and north of US Highway 212 through this afternoon.
It Sioux Falls and across the tri-state area, it will be cloudy with scattered showers today. There won't be a lot of rain, generally one-tenth of an inch or less - a few places could get up to one-quarter inch. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few snowflakes mix in with the rain, but I do not expect accumulation. Temperatures will reach the low 50s by lunchtime and then quickly fall as the cold north wind kicks in this afternoon. By 6 PM, temps will drop into the mid to upper 30s.
We will spend the rest of the week warming up. Highs will reach the mid to upper 40s tomorrow, 50s Friday and back to the 60s on Saturday. Easter Sunday will be gorgeous with high temps in the mid upper 60s. With warmer 70s as we head toward the middle of next week.
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.More >>