Strong northwesterly flow is in place
over the Dakotas this morning. In
response, a 1035 mb high pressure system
has moved into the region bringing
plenty of cold air to ND, SD, and MN.
Temperatures across the state range from
the teens and 20s over southern and
western SD with single digits elsewhere.
Skies this morning are partly cloudy.
High temperatures today will be in the
30s and 40s over most of southern and
western SD while northern and eastern SD
will be in the lower 20s to lower 30s.
This temperature difference will largely
be driven by wind direction: across
eastern SD westerly downsloping winds
will be in place while eastern SD will
see southerly winds. Skies will remain
partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperatures will generally reach the
30s and 40s tomorrow with some 20s
across the northeast. Look for westerly
to northwesterly winds. Later in the
day, a strong cold front will move in
from the north bringing north winds and
much colder temperatures. Look for
clouds and light snow along the front as
it moves through the state. Areas around
the Black Hills could see several inches
of snow through Sunday.
No critical fire
weather is expected.
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