Mississippi Valley Summer Heat Wave; Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Possible to the North

A dangerous summer heat wave will continue much of the Plains, Mid/Lower Mississippi Valley, Southeast U.S. today and Thursday. Areas of severe thunderstorms may occur today and again on Thursday from parts of the northern/central Rockies and High Plains into the Ohio Valley and Carolinas. Excessive rainfall over similar areas may bring flash flooding today and Thursday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Mostly Cloudy

22°C

72°F

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed SW 9 km/h
Barometer 1015.8 mb (30.07 in)
Dewpoint 18°C (64°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 6 Jul 7:52 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

18 Miles ESE Fairburn SD

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Some of the storms could be severe.  Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Northeast wind 11 to 21 km/h becoming southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 28 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Some of the storms could be severe.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. West wind 16 to 21 km/h becoming northwest 8 to 13 km/h in the evening.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 16 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Southwest wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 27 km/h.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 28 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. East wind 8 to 16 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Sunny, with a high near 32. South wind 8 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 34 km/h.

    Sunny then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 32 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Southeast wind 10 to 16 km/h, with gusts as high as 29 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 37.

    Sunny

    High: 37 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly clear, with a low around 18.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 18 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Sunny, with a high near 33.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 33 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Northeast wind 11 to 21 km/h becoming southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. West wind 16 to 21 km/h becoming northwest 8 to 13 km/h in the evening.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Southwest wind 8 to 16 km/h becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 27 km/h.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. East wind 8 to 16 km/h.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 32. South wind 8 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 34 km/h.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Southeast wind 10 to 16 km/h, with gusts as high as 29 km/h.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 37.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 18.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 33.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 17.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 31.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 15.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 31.
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Point Forecast:
18 Miles ESE Fairburn SD
 43.55°N 102.9°W (Elev. 975 m)
7:29 am MDT Jul 6, 2022
8am MDT Jul 6, 2022-6pm MDT Jul 12, 2022
 
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