KSFY Severe Weather Team Forecast
A Few Light Snow Showers, Fog Possible Tonight
1/22/2020 | From First Alert Weather Center Meteorologist Sam GabrielliSnow melt was experienced across the Dakotas and Minnesota today as high temperatures actually poked their way back into the 30s and 40s. You will definitely need to use the windshield wiper fluid as we guide you through the next week and beyond. Although temperatures will not quite be as warm on Thursday and Friday, we will stick to average readings for this time of year.
Due to the extensive cloud cover and plentiful snow melt, and light wind, moisture is trapped at the surface and is going to give way to fog potential tonight. A dense fog advisory is issued for most of the I-29 corridor along with southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. The advisory is in place from 9 PM CST tonight through 9 AM CST Thursday. Visibility may drop to less than a mile anywhere in eastern South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa tonight. Make sure you do not use your high beam headlights and drive cautiously in these spots through Thursday morning! Low temperatures will be scattered about the 20° range.
At the moment, our area is sandwiched between two low pressure centers. One continues to spin across eastern Iowa and another is starting to stretch across northern Nebraska and south central South Dakota. A couple of light snow showers may accompany the fog tonight and tomorrow morning, with accumulation staying around 1-2 inches at the most.
A rather quiet weekend is forecast as surface high pressure will swing in from our north. Temperatures will run about 5-15° above normal this weekend as clouds and some sun will be on display. The high pressure will gradually move to the southeastern United States early next week. As it does, a developing low pressure in the Great Plains is suggested at that time. Although the suggested storm system is too far out to get specifics on, it is definitely something you should monitor as we gather more information over the next few days.