KSFY Severe Weather Team Forecast
Weekend Winter Weather Alerts In Effect
2/23/2019 | From KSFY Television Meteorologist Sam GabrielliExcept for a chance of some freezing drizzle early Saturday, it will be quiet to start the day. High temperatures will range from the 20s and lower 30s but some additional snow will move in from our southwest later in the day. The good news is, the worst of the snow will drift just to our east.
A Blizzard Warning has been posted for much of Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa as times of heavy snow, very strong wind gusts and reduced visibility will take over Saturday night through much of Sunday. Heavy snow is in the forecast anywhere southeast of a line from Sioux City, to Worthington to Windom. Locations such as Marshall, Worthington, and Slayton are in the Blizzard Warning as isolated locations will see 1-3 inches of snow, over 50 mph wind gusts and very difficult driving conditions Saturday night through Sunday.
An inch or two of snow will impact the Sioux Falls area Saturday afternoon and evening, with those in Northwest Iowa and Southwest Minnesota possibly receiving 2-5 inches of snowfall. Again, the main bulk of the snow will miss us to the east, with anywhere from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mason City and La Crosse seeing the hefty snow accumulation.
As the snow exits Saturday night, we will now be talking about a wind and blowing snow threat. Except for a passing snow flurry Sunday morning, the day will be partly cloudy but WINDY. We are talking sustained wind of 25-35 mph in a lot of spots, with some wind gusts topping 50 mph.
Into early next week, the pattern changes back to high temperatures in the teens and upper single digits along with another chance for snow Monday and Tuesday. On the bright side, spring is officially one month away and the sunset is now past 6pm!