RAPID CITY, S.D. – Forecasters say a potent storm system will bring accumulating snow to much of the area from tonight through Saturday morning.
Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for a good portion of southwestern South Dakota.
The National Weather Service says due to southeasterly upslope winds, the highest snow totals will be located over parts of the central and southern Black Hills and the higher elevations of the adjacent foothills.
Significant snow is also possible over parts of southwestern and south central South Dakota tonight through Saturday morning. The combination of snow and gusty winds will create difficult travel conditions.
Snow totals are the highest in the central and southern Black Hills, where 8-12 inches of snow is possible. Along the I-90 corridor from Spearfish to Rapid City, 5-8 inches is possible. For the plains, 3-5 inches of snow is forecast.
Lesser amounts of snow, 1-3 inches, are forecast in northwestern South Dakota north and east of the Black Hills.