Published: Sat, December 24, 2016
Medical | By Dorothy Lyons

Snow, rain kick off holiday weekend; what's the Christmas forecast?

Snow, rain kick off holiday weekend; what's the Christmas forecast?

Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a halfinch possible. South wind around 10 miles per hour becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 miles per hour. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers.

Sunday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Falling snow and up to 60 miles per hour winds will cause white out conditions.

Friday: A chance of snow before 10am, then a chance of rain.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of light rain.

Look for partly sunny skies for your Friday, with a high near 49. Calm windbecoming southeast around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 43. High near 61. North wind 10 to 15 miles per hour becoming east in the morning. High near 52. West wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

Christmas Day-A chance of showers before 7am, then showers and thunderstorms likely between 7am and 1pm. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Saturday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain showers. Winds will be out of the north at 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Thanks to the front, Thursday's temperatures will be in the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Tuesday.Sunny, with a high near 39. Yesterday's high was 33°F (1°C) and the overnight low was 25°F (-4°C).

The Department of Public Safety and Transportation is advising people to reach their travel destinations by Saturday night, as Christmas morning will see more hazardous travel conditions, especially in central and western South Dakota.

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