Winter is not over yet.
Minnahaha and Lincoln counties will be under a winter weather advisory from later Thursday afternoon into Friday morning as a late season storm system moves through the region, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls.
The system is expected to bring up to one inch of snow, and one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch of ice in portions of east central and southeast South Dakota, as well as northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota, the advisory states.
The advisory is expected to last from 4 p.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday.
The system will create slippery road conditions, and any ice accumulation could affect trees and power lines.
Meanwhile, parts of western South Dakota are receiving large amounts of snow. Rapid City reported 8.5 inches as of 6 a.m.
Once the system passes, the weekend looks to be mostly clear and sunny, but temperatures won’t reach the 60s again until Monday, the weather service states.
For the latest on road conditions, call 511.
Here’s a look at your weekend forecast, according to the weather service:
Thursday: Rain, mainly after 2 p.m. Temperature rising to near 40 by 11 a.m, then falling to around 34 during the remainder of the day. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday night: Rain or freezing rain before 1 a.m, then snow and freezing rain between 1 a.m and 3 a.m, then snow after 3 a.m. Low around 24. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday: Snow likely, mainly before 7 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 19. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north after midnight.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Sunday night: A chance of showers after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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