Winter Storm Watch Issued: Freezing Rain, 6+” of snow possible for areas South
Wednesday through Friday will feature a relatively quick moving, but potent storm system that will bring impacts to portions of our region.
This forecast discussion is being updated throughout the morning show, so be sure to check in often and I’ll keep updating this forecast!
- Looking at breezy, but warming conditions for this afternoon across the region.
- Temperatures could hit the 40s and even 50s in some cases.
- A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Rapid City – this includes areas of Fall River, Oglala Lakota, Jackson and Bennett Counties.
- A Blizzard Warning has been issued for areas south of our official viewing area, but it is worth mentioning how close of a shave this storm system will be for us.
- Going into this evening, areas of patchy fog and freezing drizzle will develop with a chilly Northerly Wind
- These conditions will last going into Wednesday morning, so we could be talking some fairly slick roads
- Mostly cloudy conditions will persist throughout the day on Wednesday
- We’ll be looking at impacts starting late Wednesday with a mixture of rain, freezing rain and snow moving across the region.
- By Thursday morning, we’ll be looking at widespread impacts across the region just to the South of the Black Hills.
- This is not to say that’ll we’ll have -zero- impacts in the Black Hills, but certainly the farther south you go the more likely you’ll run into some serious travel delays.
- Blizzard conditions will be possible in the panhandle of Nebraska by Thursday evening, with most accumulating snow expecting to end for our viewing area.
- I’m not *totally* convinced we wont see a large uptick in accumulation expectations for the eastern foothills, including Rapid City and the I-90 corridor. Hopefully my intuition is incorrect and this storm system makes a speedy exit just to our southeast.
- I’ll make sure to update the forecast thoroughly for Wednesday morning, as we’ll have much better details of precise moisture content *AND* sind direction… which is so crucial to our upslope potential. Thanks for trusting us with your forecast! – Brant