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Severe weather possible from Ohio Valley to New England

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening from northeastern Kentucky across portions of the Northeast and into New England. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats.
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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

76°F

24°C

Humidity 56%
Wind Speed SE 8 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1015.3 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 3 Aug 10:52 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles N Rapid City SD

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 64 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 82 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind 8 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 64 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind 8 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles N Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
9:42 am MDT Aug 3, 2015
11am MDT Aug 3, 2015-6pm MDT Aug 9, 2015
 
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