Rain, sleet, snow bringing winter to eastern South Dakota
Mitchell could see a white Christmas, after all. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Davison County and the surrounding area from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. The advisory called for a mix of precipitation with rain devel...
Mitchell could see a white Christmas, after all.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Davison County and the surrounding area from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
The advisory called for a mix of precipitation with rain developing Sunday night and beginning to change into sleet and eventually snow early today.
Tim Masters, with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said people should expect it to snow all day, with 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation possible. He said the heavier snowfall will be in the morning to early afternoon.
Winds are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph, creating areas of blowing snow and limited visibility. After a high of 54 on Sunday, today’s high is expected to only reach 34 degrees. Temperatures will continue to drop throughout the day, with a low of 16 tonight.
Other areas will get a dose of winter weather, as well.
In Charles Mix and Gregory counties, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. today.
Rain is expected to transition quickly into snow, with the highest amount of accumulation starting around 6 a.m. until the early afternoon. Snow accumulation is expected to range from 5 to 8 inches.
Wind gusts could reach 20 to 35 mph, causing visibility to be as low as one-half of a mile at times.
Masters encouraged people to limit their traveling on Monday and to be prepared for slippery roads along with limited visibilities.
Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 25 and a low of 8 degrees. Winds will be out of the north-northwest from 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.