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Plains Snow Wrapping Up; Cold Lingers into Thursday

20 Oct 2021, 7:00 pm

Heavy snow fell throughout the day on Tuesday across the Rockies leading to some impressive totals for parts of Wyoming! The Black Hills of South Dakota also saw up to half of a foot of snow!

Snow alerts have been discontinued and most snow showers will exit the region (specifically South Dakota) this evening.

Those driving through mountain passes and roadways through these regions should be on the look out for potential impacts, but a lot of melting will occur today.

Cold Air Settles In

As is typical with these systems in the fall, we will see cold air funnel in behind. Frost advisories have been issued for the region as temperatures will fall down close to freezing.

If you have an plants outside that you are still hoping to keep alive, make sure to bring them in overnight or cover them up! Locations to the east and south of the frost advisory will likely remain just above freezing.

WeatherNation will keep you updated on-air and online with the very latest snowfall forecast.

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Erik Kostrzewa was born and raised in the state of Michigan; spending much of his life in the suburbs of Detroit. Erik attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s Degr... Load Moreee in Earth Systems Science and Engineering with a concentration in Meteorology. His first on-air job was straight out of college in Lansing, Michigan at WLNS-TV. After a few years, he moved an hour west to Grand Rapids to continue his career at FOX17 news. While in the heart of the lower peninsula, Erik covered a wide variety of challenging weather from lake-effect snow to derechos. Erik definitely has an interesting last name which comes from his Polish descent. If you are wondering how it is pronounced, the easiest way to say it is “Ka-Stree-Va”. Erik is thrilled to forecast on a national scale at WeatherNation and experience an even wider range of weather in Colorado! He is also looking forward to experiencing his first 14er on one of the many mountains in the state. Follow Erik on Twitter and Facebook!