Heavy Rainfall Possible Across the Central U.S.; Poor Air Quality Across the Northwest and North Central States

Thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rainfall and possibly some flash flooding across central portions of the country through tonight, with a few strong to locally severe thunderstorms possible. Otherwise, smoke from the wildfires burning across western North America will continue to create poor air quality across northern portions of the country. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Smoke and Windy

62°F

17°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed N 28 G 39 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1019.7 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Last update 19 Aug 2:52 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers before 4pm.  Areas of smoke. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 65 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Areas of smoke. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a north wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

    Areas Smoke
    and Breezy

    Low: 49 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Patchy smoke before 7am. Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    Patchy Smoke
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 70 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers after 1am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 52. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 52 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south in the morning.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 68 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers before 4pm. Areas of smoke. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Areas of smoke. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a north wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.
Monday
Patchy smoke before 7am. Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 52. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north after midnight.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
2:31 pm MDT Aug 19, 2018
3pm MDT Aug 19, 2018-6pm MDT Aug 26, 2018
 
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