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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Fair

77°F

25°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 29.80 in (1005.8 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 3 Sep 8:52 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. South wind 6 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 97 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 50 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Sunny, with a high near 75.

    Sunny

    High: 75 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. South wind 6 to 13 mph.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west after midnight.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Labor Day
Sunny, with a high near 75.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
7:57 am MDT Sep 3, 2015
9am MDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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