Okay, so Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, but does that really mean six more weeks of winter? Some of the best and brightest meteorologists across the country have a different outlook.

When it comes to South Dakota, will we see an early spring? The experts have weighed in and the results are sure to be more accurate than a rodent's prediction.

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The gang over at Accuweather have made their predictions for the month of March in South Dakota, and the results look fairly optimistic (*knocks on wood).

Here's when Spring will roll into the Mount Rushmore State.

Credit: AccuWeather
Credit: AccuWeather

As you can see, it looks like Spring will be arriving right around the time it's supposed to, late March. However, the temperatures look to be above average. Take a look.

Credit: Accuweather
Credit: Accuweather

In fact, the Sioux Empire is expected to see warmer than normal temperatures as we get closer to Spring.

Credit: AccuWeather
Credit: AccuWeather

To see a full-look at the extended weather forecast for the next month from AccuWeather, click here.

Story Source: AccuWeather

The 6 Types of South Dakota Drivers You Deal With Every Winter

Every year it snows in Sioux Falls. We may live in denial during the spring and summer, but it happens.

When the snow falls on the Falls, life in the city does not stop. We all still have to go to work, school, and the liquor store...um I mean go get snacks.

When you tackle the snowy routes around town you tend to run across six types of drivers in the snow.

12 Businesses That Would Do Great in Sioux Falls' Abandoned Gordmans Building

For thirty years the people of Sioux Falls saw the sign for Gordmans off-price department store across the parking lot from the Empire Mall.

In September of 2020, the store closed for its final time. Since then the building has sat empty, something that doesn't happen too often in Sioux Falls.

We were wondering what people in Sioux Falls would like to see take over the space. Some folks wanted their Gordmans back. It was a great place to find deals on clothing. But, all the Gordmans are gone, so that's a no-go.

And since we've gotten our Chick Fil A and Chipotle, the city is primed for another thing to line up for.

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