- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Schools around South Dakota are calling off extracurricular activities and some are even closing as a winter storm hits the state.

Winter storm warnings are in effect for much of the state. The National Weather Service says the storm will bring up to 8 inches of snow, wind gusts up to 25 mph and dangerous arctic air.

Temperatures will remain below zero through the weekend, and wind chills will drop as low as minus 40 degrees.

Forecasters say the storm also will pass through southern North Dakota, dropping up to 5 inches of snow. Wind chills could hit 50 degrees below zero.

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