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Severe weather possible for parts of Midwest, New England

There is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the Midwest, from southeastern NE and extreme northeastern KS across northern MO and much of IA and into extreme portions of southeastern MN and southwestern WI. A Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms extends from southwestern KS to northern MN and Lake Superior, as well as across northern New England.
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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

19°C

66°F

Humidity 43%
Wind Speed W 31 km/h
Barometer 30.00 in (1014.0 mb)
Dewpoint 6°C (43°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 28 Jul 8:52 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 24. Breezy, with a northwest wind 23 to 28 km/h increasing to 29 to 34 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 km/h.

    Sunny then
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 24 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Northwest wind 22 to 27 km/h becoming west 11 to 16 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 13 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 29. West wind 11 to 14 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 29 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 17. South wind 8 to 11 km/h becoming west after midnight.

    Clear

    Low: 17 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 33. West wind around 11 km/h becoming north in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 33 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. North wind around 10 km/h becoming west after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 18 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 31.

    Sunny

    High: 31 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 18 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 33.

    Sunny

    High: 33 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 24. Breezy, with a northwest wind 23 to 28 km/h increasing to 29 to 34 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 km/h.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Northwest wind 22 to 27 km/h becoming west 11 to 16 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 km/h.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 29. West wind 11 to 14 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 17. South wind 8 to 11 km/h becoming west after midnight.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 33. West wind around 11 km/h becoming north in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18. North wind around 10 km/h becoming west after midnight.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 31.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 33.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 29.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 1003 m)
6:42 am MDT Jul 28, 2015
9am MDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm MDT Aug 3, 2015
 
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