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Severe thunderstorms possible from the central Plains to the upper Midwest

Severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall, and a few isolated tornadoes will be possible this afternoon into tonight from the central Plains to the upper Midwest. The threat is expected to shift east into the Great Lakes region by Friday. In addition, heavy rainfall could cause localized flooding concerns. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

Lat: 44.05°NLon: 103.05°WElev: 3202ft.

Fair

27°C

81°F

Humidity 30%
Wind Speed Vrbl 6 km/h
Barometer 1005.3 mb (29.76 in)
Dewpoint 8°C (47°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index27°C (80°F)
Last update 28 Jun 1:52 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Northeast wind 8 to 10 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 27 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Southeast wind 5 to 13 km/h becoming northwest after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 14 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 24. North wind 5 to 15 km/h increasing to 16 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 24 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Northwest wind 19 to 24 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 12 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 18 to 23 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 42 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 23 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. North wind 16 to 21 km/h becoming northwest 5 to 10 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 11 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 27 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 29.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 29 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Northeast wind 8 to 10 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Southeast wind 5 to 13 km/h becoming northwest after midnight.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 24. North wind 5 to 15 km/h increasing to 16 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Northwest wind 19 to 24 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 km/h.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 18 to 23 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 42 km/h.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. North wind 16 to 21 km/h becoming northwest 5 to 10 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 29.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17.
Independence Day
Sunny, with a high near 33.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 1003 m)
1:16 pm MDT Jun 28, 2017
2pm MDT Jun 28, 2017-6pm MDT Jul 4, 2017
 
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