Severe Weather Potential into the Northern Plains; Heat Across the South and Pacific Northwest

Severe thunderstorms are expected across portions of the Plains today into tonight, some of these storms will be capable of heavy rainfall. Monsoonal moisture will continue across the Southwest where rainfall could produce debris flow, especially near recent burn scars. Meanwhile, heat concerns remain across the South and Southeast with rising temperatures expected across the Pacific Northwest. Read More >

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

A Few Clouds and Breezy

75°F

24°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed NW 24 G 38 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1009.0 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 24 Jun 4:52 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

Ellsworth Air Force Base SD

Severe T-storm Watch until June 24, 09:00pm
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Severe T-storm Watch
  •  
    Severe T-storm Watch until June 24, 09:00pm

    NOW until
    9:00pm Fri

    Severe T-storm Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe.  Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 77. North wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 77 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Some of the storms could be severe.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind 14 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    Low: 52 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 68 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 47 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 52. South wind around 8 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 52 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 57.

    Clear

    Low: 57 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 77. North wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind 14 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 52. South wind around 8 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 57.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 92.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
Ellsworth Air Force Base SD
 44.15°N 103.1°W (Elev. 3202 ft)
3:11 pm MDT Jun 24, 2022
5pm MDT Jun 24, 2022-6pm MDT Jul 1, 2022
 
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