(Bismarck, ND) — Snow has already fallen and more is on the way as the year’s first big winter storm system moves through North Dakota. The first round of snow impacted the state yesterday, with the heaviest snowfall in the northern part of the state.
Round two of the storm is forecast to move through the region today and tonight, and this second round has the potential to bring more significant accumulations. Bismarck and Mandan could see up to 11 inches of snow, while Dickinson and Minot could see a foot or more. A winter storm warning remains in effect for much of the state.
South Dakota weather is going to see a big change as the first big winter storm of the season hits the Plains. Much cooler temperatures, rain, and even some snow is expected to start impacting the state on Thursday. Some areas could see over an inch of rain on a line from Marshall, Minnesota southwest toward Yankton.
Everywhere east of that have the best chance to see the higher rain accumulations. The best chances for snow accumulation on Thursday night into Friday looks to be in northwestern South Dakota. There’s a strong possibility most of the state will see some snow through the weekend.