The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region beginning at 10 p.m. and extending through 4 p.m. Friday.
Rain is expected to begin about midnight, then change over to snow early Friday morning. Up to three inches of snow expected in our area with slightly higher amounts north and west.
The weather service warns that travel could be hazardous and slippery due to accumulation.
Temperatures, however, will remain cold for the duration of the weekend, with highs in the 30s for both Saturday and Sunday.
It will be springlike Thursday, with highs reaching into the low to mid-70s in Kansas City.
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There will be another chance for a rain/snow mix Tuesday night, but this event won't have almost as many impacts as the weekend storm system. Winds could gust as high as 30 miles per hour. The main threat with these storms will be the potential for large hail, according to the National Weather Service. At this time, the greatest chance for snowfall accumulations is across south central Kentucky.
While the Sioux Falls area started sunny and in the upper 60s on Monday, by Friday, we can expect below freezing temperatures and falling snow. And, forecasters said, it is less likely that fast-moving systems can accumulate enough moisture to create much precipitation.
Sussex County: A winter weather advisory is in effect from 8 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.
Monday should warm up slightly, with a high near 42 degrees and a low around 32 degrees. Mostly cloudy skies are expected as temperatures fall to a low of about 16. The best chance for snow is across the southern half of the state.