UPDATE: High Wind Warnings issued for much of the region

Wind gusts could approach hurricane force in some areas; high-profile vehicles, semi-trucks at risk

*High Wind Warnings in effect for NE Wyo., SD plains, until tomorrow morning*

*Winter Weather Advisories in effect for central, northern Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mtns. until tomorrow morning* 

Yesterday’s high wind watches have been upgraded to warnings, including Rapid City.

Winter weather advisories are unchanged in the Black Hills.

TONIGHT: A clipper system is passing quickly to our east, bringing blizzard conditions to much of eastern South Dakota. In the Black Hills region, not much snow, but up to 6″ is possible in the higher elevations of the Black Hills. Very windy this evening and overnight, with winds from the northwest sustained at 40-55 mph, at times gusting to 70. Overnight lows falling into the upper teens, with wind chills around zero. High-profile vehicles and semi-trucks are at risk of losing control or overturning.

Up to 6″ is possible in the Black Hills, less than 2″ elsewhere.

TOMORROW: Very windy, with widely scattered snow showers mixing in with otherwise partly cloudy skies. Highs in the low to mid 20s, with winds from the northwest at 30-45 mph, gusting at times to 60. Wind chills near zero. High-profile vehicles will need to be careful.

Very windy conditions mean high-profile vehicles will struggle to maintain control

TOMORROW NIGHT: The winds start to calm down, but still breezy. Partly cloudy and cold, with overnight lows in the single digits, and wind chills below zero.

Bitterly cold on Tuesday.

TUESDAY and BEYOND: Very cold on Tuesday, with highs only in the teens. Partly cloudy and quiet for most of the week as winds diminish and temperatures recover into the mid to upper 40s by Friday.

THE WEEK AHEAD: After Tuesday, the week ahead looks quiet, with temperatures rising back to near 50 by next weekend!

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