Snow and thunderstorms? What to expect before the weather of next week

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – The meteorologists at the KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Storm Center are tracking a multi-seeded weather system that is expected to affect the state differently across the state.

Meteorologists Brian Carstens and Adam Rutt break down next week’s weather in the video player above.

The storm system will bring heavy snow totals west of the river while East River will see rain and severe weather.

KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Storm Center left

The active weather will move in three different parts, beginning Sunday. Part of central and eastern Keland will see some rain and the western part of the state will get snow.

The initial forecast for precipitation includes a volume of .10-.25 ″ totals from Winner to Siston. We can also see a strong gust of snow chance in the Black Hills.

Monday, we will get a bit of a break from weather. However, the storm track looks very active Tuesday until Thursday.

We will be watching for heavy snow in western Keland with thunderstorms in eastern Keland.

The footprint of the low pressure center will determine who gets what and how much. It’s still early enough to call specifics. However, this is about as active as the weather can get in mid-April.

West River:

Meteorologists say it is too early to say what the exact amount of snow will be. However, this system has shown good consistency suggesting a volume of heavy, wet snow on the back of the storm track.

East River:

The storm prediction center is already highlighting this area for severe weather. It extends from Monday to Wednesday. Heavy thunderstorms are likely to be in the south. This is ahead of plenty of dry air that will fall into the warm moist air. All modes of severe weather will happen. As one meteorologist put it, this means getting a month of severe weather in a day or two.

The upside of the weather system? This amount of precipitation would change the drought monitor.

While the system is still a few days away, we will continue to monitor it as the exact trace of the storm will change.

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