4:57 AM Update: Road Conditions, School Updates & Veterans Day Forecast
Road Conditions are slick, but improving this morning with cold temperatures expected for Veterans Day.
5:15 AM UPDATE: RCAS Schools are on a 2 hour delay this morning – for more school delays and closings, click HERE
- Snow bands have cleared out are and skies have begun clearing, leaving bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills in its wake.
- Temperatures will struggle to reach the teens and lower 20s today for much of the region, with crisp, sunny conditions expected.
- A few passing clouds could bring flurries but overall a dry day is on tap.
- Here is a closer look at road conditions across the region, this is I-90 outside of Rapid City
North of Custer, Crazy Horse. US-16 & 385
- Snow and Ice covered roads are across much of the Black Hills Region this morning.
- Give yourself extra time, and extra space between you and the car in front of you – icy icy!
- Pink and White lines on the map indicate icy and snow covered roads.
- Wyoming roads are just as slick, I-25 between Buffalo, WY and Sheridan has been reopened but remains snow covered and icy in spots.
- Orange roads on the map indicate “HIGH IMPACTS” to road conditions.
- Snow reports from Sunday show that we overachieved in the Central and Southern Hills!
- 8.5″ just outside Hill City, and right around 5″ towards downtown Rapid City
- For the Veterans Day Parade in both Custer and Rapid City, temperature maps optimistically place us in the low to mid teens, but could be a bit colder.
- Lows tonight will once again hit the single digits and close to zero in many cases, keep the heater on!
- Looking at much better conditions for Tuesday, with highs reaching the 40s and 50s in some cases.
- Wednesday has a chance for some scattered showers and maybe a few snow showers – but not looking like a system with any noticeable impacts.
- After Wednesday things are looking up, temperatures will hover around average in the 40s and 50s, with generally dry conditions.
- Might have a small system move through Saturday, but at the most it’ll be rain showers. We’ll keep an eye on it
As you head to the Veterans Day Parade, dress for a cold January day. Gloves and hats are a must, along with good shoes that will keep you from slipping. Otherwise, brilliant sunshine and a few well placed snowflakes may be flying around just in time for things to kick off. We get to take a breather from the cold this week, and we’ll hang our hats on that. A huge shout out to our Veterans, who have given us the freedom to enjoy both cold snow days, and warm sunny days, equally, as a free people. Thank You. -Brant