Heat Across The Southern U.S.; Storms And Heavy Rain in Central U.S.

The early-season heat across portions of the Southern U.S. will continue for much of this week with more potential record high temperatures. On Tuesday, expect 90s and triple digits from the southern Plains into parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Also on Tuesday, strong to severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall will be possible from the central Plains into the Mid Mississippi Valley. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Fair

62°F

17°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 29.81 in (1008.1 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 16 May 8:52 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 52 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 72 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 51 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 73 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind around 6 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 52 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a west wind 6 to 11 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 67 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 38 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Breezy.

    Breezy.
    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 50 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Breezy.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 34 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind around 6 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a west wind 6 to 11 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Friday
A chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Breezy.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Breezy.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
8:07 pm MDT May 16, 2022
9pm MDT May 16, 2022-6pm MDT May 23, 2022
 
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