Two weather systems will bring snow to northeast South Dakota  (Audio)

March 19, 2024

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Spring officially arrives today, but the weather conversation is wintry.

Forecasters are keeping an eye on two weather systems that could bring several inches of snow to northeast South Dakota.

National Weather Service (NWS) forecaster Renee Wise says round one (snow projections pictured) starts Wednesday night and continues into Friday morning….

Round two this weekend is more uncertain at this point…

As for the weekend weather system, the Aberdeen NWS office writes, “at this time, the potential exists for a more significant storm system to affect the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest this weekend into early next week. There remains quite a few details to iron out with this system between now and toward the end of the week, so the forecast will continue to experience quite a few changes over the coming few days. We do know that the region will begin to experience increasing chances for precipitation during the weekend, especially by Saturday night through Sunday night. Details on precipitation type and how much will fall remains a big question mark right now.”

Watertown’s snowfall total the entire winter has been just 14 inches, which is well below normal.