Snow likely for Wednesday and Wednesday Night

A strong winter storm will move through our region today and tonight

Winter Storm Warnings
Winter Weather Alerts for the Sioux Falls area as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday
StormTRACKER Weather

An area of low pressure was located in southeastern Colorado this morning, and it will make its way into the central Plains this afternoon and evening. During the overnight hours, this area of low pressure will move into northern Missouri and then eventually into northern and central Illinois by Thursday morning.

Light snow showers will be possible late this morning and early this afternoon, before gradually giving way to a steady light snow across the region by the late afternoon. During the evening and overnight tonight, the snow will continue to fall and it may be moderate at times. The snow will begin to taper down Thursday morning, though a few light snow showers and flurries will be possible tomorrow afternoon.

Sioux Falls snowfall
Expected total snowfall totals for the Sioux Falls area as of Wednesday morning
StormTRACKER Weather

Most of the snowfall accumulation from this system will occur late this afternoon, this evening and overnight. Around 3 to 6 inches of snow will be possible in Sioux Falls, with higher amounts possible should heavier snow bands persist.

The heaviest of the snow will likely remain just south of our region, with places like Sioux City, IA possibly receiving around 6 to 10 inches of snowfall accumulations.

Winds will be on the increase later tonight, with northerly gusts upwards of 30 mph possible overnight and into the day Thursday. Areas of blowing drifting snow will be likely, which will make travel difficult.

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