Isolated Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Potential in the Central U.S.

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across parts of the southern and central Plains today through Saturday. Large hail and severe wind gusts are the main threats. Heavy rainfall is forecast from the western Gulf Coast into the Midwest from this weekend into early next week. New and renewed river rises are possible across portions of eastern Texas. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Fair

64°F

18°C

Humidity 37%
Wind Speed E 6 mph
Barometer 30.11 in (1020.1 mb)
Dewpoint 37°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 13 May 11:52 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Today

    Today: A slight chance of showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 67. East wind 5 to 7 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    High: 67 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 43 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then
    Scattered
    Showers

    High: 68 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 47 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 66 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 51 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 64 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 47 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A slight chance of showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. East wind 5 to 7 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
11:30 am MDT May 13, 2021
11am MDT May 13, 2021-6pm MDT May 19, 2021
 
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