One day is all we get for warmth, so enjoy the above freezing temperatures.  Snow and sleet mixture will return for Thursday and below normal temperatures will once again envelop the Sioux Falls area for the foreseeable future.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Todd Heitkamp says the next system passing through will bring precipitation, but fortunately the wind will stay away.  “We’re looking at a mixture of snow and sleet between midnight and 2 a.m.  Mainly snow will occur in the overnight hours.  By dawn tomorrow, we are looking at an inch or an inch and a half of accumulation.”

Higher amounts of snow will track mainly north and east of Sioux Falls.  “From areas north of Chamberlain to Northern Clay County Iowa will get some higher amounts,” says Heitkamp.  “All in all it’s not going to be a big snow producer, but just enough to make the morning commute a little bit messy.  Wind speeds will run between 10-20 miles per hour, but we don’t anticipate white out conditions.”

Heitkamp gives a glimmer of hope for next week as a quiet weather pattern will take hold.  “Not as warm as we would like it, but stable enough to where you won’t see something coming through every other day.”