Light snow will continue through Wednesday, but the wind will stay strong

Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 7:30 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Light snow showers will linger overnight and through much of Wednesday for northwest South Dakota, the Black Hills, northeast Wyoming and much of Montana and North Dakota. Light accumulations possible, but the wind will play a significant role in keeping roads slippery for those spots.

Temperatures will fall into the single digits at teens by morning. Wind chill values will likely feel like they’re below zero Wednesday AND Thursday morning. Are we sure it is April? High temperatures will remain well below normal through the rest of the week. Highs will range from the 20s to 30s for much of the area.

Strong winds are expected through Thursday. A High Wind Watch is in place for much of the South Dakota plains, where gusts up to 60 mph are likely Wednesday and gusts to 50 mph on Thursday. This will cause snow to blow and drift over roads in areas that picked up accumulations. It’ll reduce visibilities and make it difficult to get around. Winds will taper off Thursday evening.

The weekend will be a touch warmer. Highs are expected to be in the 40s. Showers could move in late on Saturday, with snow showers Saturday night. This could lead to some light accumulations, up to a couple inches at best, and make for some slippery roads Sunday morning. We will keep an eye on this system, but it doesn’t look to create any significant impacts.

Spring looks to return next week as highs are forecast to reach the 50s and 60s. Some days could even flirt with the 70s! Plenty of sunshine is expected next week as well.

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