Residents of South Dakota and parts of the Plains are preparing for a major storm predicted to reach the region at mid-week. With the first of three views on how the storm could affect the state, SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt visits with Kari Fleegel with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen:
NWS meteorologist Jen Hacker looks at the storm potential for her southeast South Dakota forecast area:
Heavy snow totals are expected in West River as well, according to Kyle Carstens with the NWS in Rapid City:
As the map above indicates, the Winter Storm Watch covers an area from north central Wyoming to central Minnesota.