Powerful storm on way to SDSystem could bring rain, snow to Mitchell area.
By: Anna Jauhola, The Daily Republic
A strong winter weather system is predicted to move through South Dakota today through Saturday.
The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls predicts southeast South Dakota will get about an inch of snow Friday.
The western and northern parts of the state will get anywhere from 3 to 6 inches.
The storm will start late today or early Friday in the Mitchell area with light rain and freezing rain, said Jeff Chapman, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
“It’s a pretty strong weather system. In addition to snow, there’s also going to be a great deal of wind,” Chapman said.
The wind will pick up to 25 to 34 mph by Friday evening and remain strong throughout the state all day Saturday, he added.
The west and north portions of the state were already in a winter storm watch Wednesday.
“Anyone who has travel plans to the west or north of the Mitchell area should consider altering them as the storm approaches,” Chapman said.