SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls meteorologist says the projected path of the approaching winter storm is shifting east a bit, which will likely put the highest South Dakota snowfall amounts along the Interstate 29 corridor.
The National Weather Service's Todd Heitkamp says the shift will also lessen the chance of freezing rain in the state.
The Weather Service is forecasting 15 to 18 inches of snow in Sioux Falls, with even higher amounts possible locally.
Combine that with winds gusting to 30 to 35 miles per hour on Thursday and 40 to 45 miles per hour on Friday, and snow drifts will be measured in feet, not inches.