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Winter Weather
Justin Wan, Sioux City Journal file

SIOUX CITY | Morning commuters may need to take it easy as much of Siouxland will be digging out from under 3 to 4 inches of snow Friday morning.

According to Kerry Hanko, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, snowfall began at a steady pace Thursday morning before tapering off during the early afternoon.

Hanko said the heaviest snow was expected to reach Sioux City before 10 p.m. Thursday.

"While people may see a few isolated flurries after sunrise, the system will largely be out of the area by then," she said Thursday afternoon.

No street parking will be allowed in snow emergency routes in downtown Sioux City on Friday until snow is cleared.

A north/northwest wind of 10 - 15 mph may kick up the snow, especially in isolated areas. 

Otherwise, expect a chilly Friday with a daytime high of 12 and an overnight low of 3 below. A 40 percent of light snow is in the forecast for Friday night.

Conditions will slowly improve as the sun returns to Sioux City on Saturday. The high will be 12, while clear skies will send temperatures plummeting to 6 below Saturday night. 

Sunday will seem quite balmy with a daytime time high of 25 and an overnight low of 7 above. The warm-up will continue Monday with a high near 31 and a low temperature of 15. 

Additional precipitation is not currently forecast, Hanko said.


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