Trick-or-Sleet: Dry conditions expected tonight, Light snow returns Friday and Monday

Multiple systems will cross our area over the next 7 days, but tonight should stay relatively dry, if maybe for some breezy conditions

  • Today will be drier, and warmer with temperatures reaching the 30s and 40s across the region
  • Clouds will be on the increase throughout the day as another system starts to move in for Friday

  • Thankfully for this evening, most of our activity has been pushed into early Friday morning, leaving Halloween at the very least dry
  • Temperatures will fall to the upper 20s, with some breezy conditions being possible as the night goes forward

  • Those Trick-or-treating in Northeastern Wyoming and the northern portion of our area could see some snow flurries and breezy conditions a little earlier in the evening, but most should hold off until later.
  • Make sure you bring the essentials – Garlic, sliver, and a flashlight to scare away any goblins running around!
  • In addition, warm clothes!

  • Friday morning will be windy and blustery, with snow falling in portions of the Northern Hills due to upslope enhancement
  • Temperatures will struggle to get to the 30s for most, make sure you have something that both keeps you warm and protects you from the wind

  • You guessed it, this is another clipper system – and with that comes the cold, wind, and low moisture amounts
  • this means accumulations will be on the light side, if any at all for some regions.
  • Northeastern Wyoming, Carter County Montana and the Northern Hills look the most likely to receive maybe 1″-2″, with the Northern Hills expecting possible 2″-4″

  • Saturday will be a bit warmer, but could still see a few flurries here or there early in the morning.
  • Clouds will be on the increase going into the afternoon, but conditions should remain dry at least through Sunday

  • Sunday night into Monday we are expecting a stronger pulse to come through, but still not large in terms of accumulations thus far
  • Long range shows the Western portions of our area and Northeastern Wyoming receiving accumulations, while the SD plains receive little to none at this point
  • Still three days out.. so we’ll monitor the forecast and keep updating as we get a better idea of where the main show ends up being.

DISCUSSION

Alot of trick-or-treaters out tonight. Make sure you’re driving extra cautious, and watch out for kids running around! Kids are excited, they may not be looking both ways when crossing the street and it’s on us to make sure we’re keeping them safe tonight. Cold returns next week, and it looks to stay that way for quite some time. We tied the record of -2° at Rapid City Regional Airport for the coldest October temperature on record – so if anyone is curious if this cold is unusual, it is. More systems look likely next week, including one i’m watching late next week with a decent shot of cold air. I’ll keep you all updated, Be safe out there and watch out for vampires! – Brant

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