Winter Storm Warnings Expanded
Warnings now include Pennington, Meade, Most of Black Hills, and NE Wyoming
*Another significant winter weather event is on tap for the Black Hills… the biggest threats will be slick roads and a dangerously cold New Year’s Eve!*
TONIGHT: Temperatures will drop quickly, causing any rain to change to snow. Any moisture on the road surfaces will turn to ice. Slippery roads will be a primary hazard. Blowing snow also a problem to contend with. Temperatures will drop to about 7°F overnight, with snow developing. Winds will increase to 20-30 mph gusting to over 50 mph. Wind chills will be around -20°F by daybreak. About 2″-4″ of snow is possible in the Rapid City area.
TOMORROW: Snowy and very cold. Highs will only be about 8°F, with winds gusting to 45 mph. Wind chills as low as -25°F. Another 2″-3″ of snow possible before the storm exits the region.
NEW YEAR’S EVE: Bundle up! The snow will end, but it will be dangerously cold, with overnight temperatures dropping to about -5°F and wind chills near -25°F. Mostly cloudy skies.
NEW YEAR’S DAY and BEYOND: After a wild transition from 2018 into 2019, the rest of the week looks quiet, with partly cloudy skies, and temperatures in the 40s and 50s through next weekend.