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Heavy rain possible across parts of Midwest

A storm system moving across the central U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest on Friday, with the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding for some locations. Remember, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car. If you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around Don't Drown.
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Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Smoke Haze

82°F

28°C

Humidity 58%
Wind Speed E 3 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1014.7 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Heat Index84°F (29°C)
Last update 28 Aug 5:52 pm MDT

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Clear. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight.
Monday
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the lower 80s.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
Thursday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Friday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.



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