Flurry Fest: On and off light snow Thursday evening through Saturday

Light accumulations will be possible Friday and Saturday as another quick moving system moves through this weekend

  • Patchy area of freezing fog will be possible this morning, otherwise we’re looking at a mostly cloudy day in the Black Hills, with partly cloudy skies in Northeastern Wyoming
  • A few flurries may be flying around out there, but otherwise expecting mostly dry conditions for most of us.

  • Temperatures this morning show a stark divide between East and West, with Wyoming expecting warmer temperatures in the 30s and 40s today and South Dakota expecting 20s and 30s for the most part.

  • Most of Wednesday and Thursday will be dry, with partly to mostly cloudy conditions and flurries on an off throughout the region.
  • Thursday night into Friday could see a more “rigorous chance of flurries”…. and maybe a light dusting to an inch in some areas as well.
  • Gusty winds and colder temperatures will be possible with the passage of a cold front Thursday night, with even a quick burst of snow here or there – stay alert… these clippers can sneak up on you if you’re traveling

  • By Friday, a more general chance of light snow will be possible, it looks as though there are two main waves we’ll be looking at – One Friday morning and then another Saturday.
  • With this continued Northwest flow, we’re going to see the random chance of snow showers – even under partly cloudy skies, as the jet stream can provide just enough energy to coerce action where none may otherwise be found.

  • The first mentioned wave will be from about Friday morning to around noon, bringing possible light accumulations – mostly in Northeastern Wyoming and The Black Hills.
  • Rain and a mix of rain and snow could even be on the radar for Friday out towards the South Dakota Plains.

  • Flurries could still be sticking around by Friday evening, but otherwise we’re looking at a break in the snow with mostly cloudy skies.
  • Partly to mostly clear skies towards Sheridan and Gillette could make for slightly cooler conditions than the rest of the region, hanging around the single digits and teens while Rapid City and the hills stay in the 20s to 30s range.

  • Smaller waves of light snow look likely throughout the day on Saturday, with most areas seeing little to no impacts out of this.
  • Some localized areas could see a quick burst of breezy conditions and light to moderate snow – if you’re travelling just make sure to have a winter kit.

  • All in all, Friday through Saturday will see little accumulations across the region, with maybe a 1″-3″ mark in areas of northeastern Wyoming or higher elevations of the Black Hills.
  • Everyone else may need to brush a few dusty flakes off their care before the head on their way.
  • Sunday through Tuesday of next week looks fairly dry and average for this time of year with temperatures in the 30s and 40s during the day dropping to teens and 20s in the evening.

DISCUSSION

“Flurious” action is expected over the next couple of days (see what I did there?) but otherwise we’re looking pretty good. I think whatever accumulations we end up getting will be quick and fast – you’ll go into the grocery store with dry conditions and by the time you come out, your car is covered and the snow is already gone. Sunday through Wednesday of next week looks dry so far, but we’ll keep track of that long range. So far so good…. seems like the Thanksgiving Blizzard may have knocked the Black Hills out of this unsettled weather pattern… we’ll see how long it holds. be safe out there! – Brant

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