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Unsettled weather to continue today across the northern Plains and Midwest; severe weather possible Tuesday along Gulf Coast

Unsettled weather will continue today over the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest where wintry precipitation is forecast, with several inches of snow from South Dakota eastward into Minnesota and northern Michigan. A well-defined cold front will advance eastward with showers and storms developing along and ahead of it. Some storms along the Gulf Coast could become severe on Tuesday.
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Rapid City SD

7 Day Forecast

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Rapid City, SD Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Snow

Low: -4 °C

Tuesday

Blowing Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Blowing
Snow

High: 0 °C

Tuesday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: -8 °C

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 7 °C

Wednesday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: -3 °C

Christmas
Day

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Snow

High: 2 °C

Thursday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Snow

Low: -9 °C

Friday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: -3 °C

Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: -11 °C

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight Snow with areas of blowing snow. Low around -4. Windy, with a north wind 45 to 50 km/h, with gusts as high as 70 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 centimeters possible.
  • Tuesday Areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 0. Breezy, with a northwest wind 35 to 40 km/h decreasing to 27 to 32 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -8. Northwest wind 11 to 16 km/h becoming light and variable after midnight.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 7. Southwest wind around 11 km/h.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3. West wind 5 to 11 km/h becoming northwest after midnight.
  • Christmas Day A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 2. North wind 8 to 13 km/h increasing to 16 to 21 km/h in the afternoon.
  • Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9.
  • Friday Partly sunny, with a high near -3.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -11.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 1.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around -9.
  • Sunday A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -3.
  • Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12.
  • Monday A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near -5.