All of South Dakota under winter weather advisory
The entire state of South Dakota is under a winter weather advisory Thursday as another round of snow moves through the region.
National Weather Service meteorologists say the system began bringing snow west to east late Wednesday. The highest accumulation is expected Thursday afternoon through the evening.
Forecasters say most of the region can expect between two to five inches of snow, though some areas - particularly in the Black Hills and northeast South Dakota - may see higher amounts. The northeastern corner of the state in the Sisseton Hills area is the only area currently under a winter storm watch.
This round of weather is expected to have less of an impact than previous winter storms this winter due to smaller amounts of snow and wind. However, driving conditions will still be impacted statewide. The state's 511 road conditions map shows slippery roads for nearly the entire state.
Although snowfall amounts have diminished slightly, widespread snow amounts of 2-5" will remain possible through this evening. Expect higher amounts near the e slopes of the Sisseton hills of 5-7". Relatively light winds will reduce the chance of widespread blowing/drifting snow. pic.twitter.com/ZW6KJz3BTD— NWS Aberdeen (@NWSAberdeen) March 9, 2023
While the snow is expected to dissipate by Friday, stronger winds that day could result in blowing snow in some parts of the state.