After a mild week with above normal temperatures, Mother Nature could deal an end to that Thursday night into Friday (January 14) bringing 4 - 7" of snow. Winds up to 35 mph will hamper travel and should keep an eye out for rapidly changing weather conditions.

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has already posted a Winter Storm Watch for the area from midnight tonight (Thursday, January 13) to midnight Saturday.

Confidence is growing that a storm system will bring additional accumulating snow and some gusty winds to the region on Friday into Friday evening. Though there is still some uncertainty on exact amounts, there is an increasing probability of 4 to 7 inches of snow across the area. In addition, winds will gust 25 to 35 mph on Friday evening, possibly resulting in patchy blowing and
drifting snow." ~ The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls

A Winter Storm Warning has been posted for a large area to the east of Sioux Falls mainly covering Northwest Iowa and Southwest Minnesota.

Talk of this snow event is ramping up in Sioux Falls. Be safe and keep a reliable weather source nearby. The official NWS forecast (likely to change)

Tonight: Snow, mainly after 1am. Low around 24. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday: Snow. High near 30. East southeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.
Friday Night: Snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 4. Blustery, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 9. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon

It's good timing that snow blowers are finally going on sale. You might need one this weekend.

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Worst Places to Live in South Dakota

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Read on:

Do You Remember These 10 Crazy Snowstorms In South Dakota?

Here's some news that some South Dakotans prefer not to hear this time of year. Winter is coming. In denial? The dropping temperatures and early snowstorms out west by Deadwood speak for themselves.

Slowly but surely, people of the Sioux Empire are bracing for colder weather and snow-covered roads. Even though snow will soon be gracing the Sioux Empire with its presence, some snow showers will not compare to these ten dreadful snowstorms that hit South Dakota.

Only In Your State highlights these ten snowstorms in South Dakota as a reminder for people to always be aware of the roads during the winter. These South Dakotan winters can be harsh, which is why it is always a good idea to plan ahead and prepare for the worst.

Do you remember any major snowstorms that hit South Dakota?