SIOUX CITY | A sunny and warm day is in the forecast on Monday. This trend for above-average temperature will likely remain for the next 72 hours, Brad Adams, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said.
"I don't think too many people will be complaining about highs and lows that are between 15 and 20 degrees above normal," he said of days in which the highs will be near 50 and lows that hover near or slightly above the 32 degree mark.
However, Adams said big changes may be on the horizon on Thursday. That's when an area of low pressure will bring in a wintry mix.
"In Sioux City, people can expect rain before 1 p.m.," he explained. "After that, this will become a snow system when gusty winds can bring a chance for blowing snow and whiteout conditions in some areas."
According to forecast projections, Adams said Siouxland may receive between 3 and 6 inches of snow from this system.
"We knew it would come eventually," he said. "Who knows, some people may have wanted a white Christmas this year."