Warm Today, Possible Freezing Fog on Thursday
A cold front will move through Thursday morning and afternoon, bringing us some interesting weather during that time.
- Another warm, sunny day on tap with a few clouds streaming through the region.
- Temperatures will be in the 40s, with even a few 50s possible in the eastern foothills.
- Tomorrow morning will feature partly sunny skies, before a cold front moves in from North to South during the lunch hour.
- This will bring low stratus clouds and a few breezy Northerly Winds.
- Temperatures could hit the 40s, but then will drop throughout the day as areas of freezing fog begin to develop – particularly in the Black Hills.
- Low visibility, and even a few slick roads will be possible.
- These conditions will continue into the overnight hours, where temperatures could reach the low 20s and teens across the region.
- Low visibility, possible slick roads and even a few flurries will be possible.
- Friday morning could also feature some areas of freezing fog, but this will dissipate into the late morning and afternoon.
- Temperatures will slowly climb back into the 40s, with southwesterly winds developing in the afternoon.
- Friday through Sunday morning looks dry, and relatively mild with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 40s.
- Sunday evening through Monday has the chance for some light snow, and light accumulations across the area.
- So far, this looks to be a Northwest-based system – a clipper! So we’re looking at more than likely colder temperatures, some brisk winds and light powdery accumulations.
- There’s been some big talk for a polar plunge next week in the Black Hills, and I’m not quite sold on it.
- I think we could see colder temperatures for sure, perhaps highs in the low to mid 20s on our worst days and teens in the hills… but most of the brutal cold will stay just out of reach.
- I’m thinking a situation where, Philip, Faith, Kadoka and areas East could see negative temperatures and most of the Black Hills region towards the west sees temperatures 15-25° warmer – the jet stream will cut the Eastern portion of our region by half… it’ll be close.
- Still a chance the jet stream slides just a bit farther West in newer forecast guidance models… but I think we sneak by it relatively unscathed 🙂
I think some great picture opportunities will take place with the freezing fog, as they do create some very aesthetically virbant scenes – especially if you get sunshine to light up the frosty display. We’ll continue to track Sunday evening’s system and the chance for colder weather next week, but this weekend should be very nice for the most part, particularly Saturday. Be safe out there! Enjoy another warm day today – Brant