Snow Buffet: Steady portions expected over the next 7 days

Thursday evening into Friday evening will bring chances for several inches of snow to our region, but there's more to come

A quick system will bring us chances for snow going into Friday evening, lets break it down.

Conditions likely for Friday morning across the Northern plains

  • We will start out relatively calm, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper teens, before clouds start to move in
  • Although the main system will miss us to the South, we will still receive some snowfall for our area
  • Our snow maker will come in two waves, the first starting Thursday afternoon with light accumulations, mostly impacting the Southern portions of our area south of I-90
  • A second wave will come through Friday morning, bringing perhaps an inch or two to places like Rapid city. Areas towards Fall River and Oglala Lakota County could receive 2-3″, perhaps a little more in spots
  • Snow covered roads look to be the main impact and chilly temperatures in the evening, things clear up for Saturday, possibly reaching above freezing in spots.
  • Our next system barrels through on Sunday evening, bringing a better chance for widespread accumulating snow. Exact totals are a little fuzzy right now, but several inches aren’t off the table.
  • Single digit high temperatures, and negatives at night look likely to start next week, and the chances for snow don’t go away going through much of next week

Daily planner for Rapid City. Things will be relatively nice until the afternoon hours

Expected radar coverage over the next 48 hours. Notice the first system Thursday grazes us to the South, before more snow moves in Friday morning, bringing the rest of the area its’s best chance for snow

These accumulation estimations are a little on the high side compared to most models, but easterly winds on Friday convince me that we could have a little more on the table due to the hills squeezing out a little more snow.

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