Winter Storm: Most impacts move South, but not all impacts

Winter Weather Advisories will go into effect late tonight for areas South of the Black Hills, but most areas could see at least some impacts

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  • Freezing drizzle and freezing fog could make roads slick this morning, make sure you use caution if you’re heading out the door.
  • Temperatures will generally be in the 30s and 40s, with increasing clouds and chances for showers later today.

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  • Freezing rain, several inches of snow and 45 MPH wind gusts will all be possibilities across a wide swath of our region, but winter weather advisories remain posted only for the Southern Portions of our area.

Stay tuned to details, I’ll be updating this forecast discussion  minute by minute with more slides and information throughout the morning!

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  • As we get into this evening, scattered rain/snow showers will start to show up across the region, and much of that could cause slick roads and light freezing rain.

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  • Temperatures will drop as we move into Thursday morning, and we are expecting rain to fully transition to snow.
  • Winds will pick up out of the North, gusting up to 50 MPH along the eastern foothills, particularly areas like Box Elder.

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  • By Thursday evening, short range guidance suggests we could have a few leftover snow bands and flurries, but overall impacts will be moving out.
  • Temperatures in the single digits will cause roads to ice up once again with possible blowing and drifting snow, so use caution if you need to travel Thursday evening.

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  • Admittedly, I will be going fairly heavy on these accumulations to play the hand of caution. So far, many forecast guidance models show almost nothing for the Black Hills….. but i’m just not convinced. Be ready for quickly changing conditions, slick roads, blowing snow and difficult travel conditions along the I-90 corridor Thursday – even with no advisories in place. If I happen to be wrong about this and we get out of this thing with minimal impacts… all the better – I will take the heat for it. I think Several inches of snow could be likely between Sundance and Rapid City along I-90.

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