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Snow will move into Pierre and Fort Pierre Sunday and temperatures will go low, according to the National Weather Service.

The temperature was relatively mild Friday night, Nov. 8, in Pierre, at 46 degrees at about 10:30 p.m. But snow and colder weather are on the way, according to the National Weather Service office in Aberdeen, with 1-3 inches of snow forecast for much of central and western South Dakota by Sunday night, including Pierre and Fort Pierre. Roads will be icy, the weather service said.

With 3 inches of snow falling on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Pierre, the total precipitation since Sept. 1 is 5 inches, 1.23 inch above the 30-year average for the same period. On Friday, Nov. 8, the high of 54 degrees hit at 4 p.m. and the low of 20 at 7:49 a.m., averaged out to 37 degrees, just 1 off the long-term average of 37 for the date; except the average high for Nov. 8 has been 49 and the average low 27, for an average of 38.

Since Jan. 1, precipitation in Pierre has totaled 29.13 inches, 10.20 inches above the 30-year average for the same period, according to the weather service.

Here’s the detailed forecast for Pierre through the next week:

Friday night, Nov. 8: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light west after midnight.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Light west wind becoming west northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night A slight chance of drizzle and snow between midnight and 1 a.m., then a slight chance of snow after 1 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 24. North wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Northeast wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night A chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. North wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Veterans Day, Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 4. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 8 to 17 mph.

Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 5 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight.

Wednesday A slight chance of rain and snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 5 p.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow after 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Friday, Nov. 15: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

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