Area forecasts call for snow, wind

Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Low around 5. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming north northwest 15 to 25 miles per hour after midnight. Northeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour.

A pair of weather systems moving into the region are bringing chances for snow on Thursday, and again on Friday, said meteorologist Brad Temeyer, at the National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls.

Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Accumulations look to be cutting back across the Eastern Plains as it will likely take longer for the changeover to snow to begin. For those with temperamental auto batteries, it's a reminder the overnight lows may again range from 14 below zero to 20 below.

The National Weather Service says that gusty south winds ushered in by a strong cold front are making the area ripe for grassfires this week. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

A blustery northwest wind may have gusts as high as 25 miles per hour adding to the bite of the plummeting air temperatures.

By Friday afternoon, the mountains could see between 10 to 20 inches of new snow. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Cloudy, with a low around 51. Monday night, a chance of snow showers. Chance of precipitation is 80%. This will change to an icy mix Friday night.

SUNDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy with snow showers.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20.

M.L. King Day: Sunny, with a high near 45.

Colder weather is in the forecast for Sunday and early next week.

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