Possible winter storm may affect Thanksgiving weekend travel


There are indications that accumulating snow, along with blowing snow, are likely across the area Wednesday into  Thanksgiving Day.  Snow could develop as early as late Tuesday night across southeast South Dakota, continuing into Wednesday across much of the area.  Snow may linger as late as Thursday morning over southwestern Minnesota as well as adjacent areas of southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa.  While it is too early to determine the amount of snowfall or where the heaviest snowfall will be, some accumulation of snow appears likely with this system.  In addition to the snowfall, gusty northwest winds of 15 to 30 mph are expected develop on Wednesday and continue into Thanksgiving Day, which may produce areas of blowing and drifting snow. 

While there is a large amount of uncertainty on how this storm will affect the region, it has the potential to impact travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.  If planning travel over the eastern Dakotas, Minnesota or northern Iowa, stay aware of the latest forecasts and be prepared to adjust travel plans should significant winter weather develop.

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