The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Winter Storm Watch in Effect from Late Wednesday Night Through Thursday Afternoon for much of the tri-state area.

Blizzard conditions possible with this weather event. Travel could be very difficult to impossible, including during the morning commute on Thursday.

Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are possible.

NWS Sioux Falls

Winds gusting as high as 40 mph could cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is also possible.

Cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

NWS Sioux Falls

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