Cold Temperatures Across the Northern and Central Plains; Severe Weather Potential for the East

Severe weather and heavy rainfall potential along with warm temperatures will affect the eastern portions of the country through Sunday as a cold front tracks eastward. Meanwhile, much colder air across portions of the Plains will bring frost and freeze conditions into Sunday morning. Dry, mild and breezy conditions linger for the four-corner region where elevated to critical fire weather remains. Read More >

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Partly Cloudy

41°F

5°C

Humidity 73%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 30.28 in (1027.3 mb)
Dewpoint 33°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill34°F (1°C)
Last update 21 May 7:52 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

Freeze Warning May 22, 12:00am until May 22, 08:00am
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Freeze Warning
  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Widespread frost, mainly after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 31. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Frost

    Low: 31 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Widespread frost before 8am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.

    Frost then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 62 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 41 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 55 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 38 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers between noon and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 61 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 42 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 66 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 46 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Widespread frost, mainly after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 31. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Widespread frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph.
Tuesday
A chance of showers between noon and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 77.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
6:25 pm MDT May 21, 2022
8pm MDT May 21, 2022-6pm MDT May 28, 2022
 
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