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Winter Storm, Mixed Precipitation For East River Later Today

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Dense fog has caused travel issues in many parts of eastern South Dakota this morning—roughly the eastern one-fourth of the state has been in a Dense Fog Advisory through the morning. Later today and tonight, east central and northeast counties will be under a Winter Weather Advisory. Amy Parkin is with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen.

Parkin explains, "We’ve got a little bit of a storm system working its way up here later on today. As that approaches, it looks like it’s gonna bring, for sure, some snow with it. Maybe start out as a little bit of freezing rain—especially across the eastern areas, along the I-29 corridor region. But the system’s gonna come up and bring some snow to a good chunk of the area. And right now, it looks like the most significant snowfall accumulation will be in that area across the east, where we currently have that Winter Weather Advisory in effect."

Parkin says most of the advisory area could see two to four inches of snow later today—but some parts of the northeast could receive up to five inches. She says there could be localized six inch accumulations as well.