Thunderstorms Across the Southeast U.S.; Elevated to Locally Critical Fire Weather in Colorado

A few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms are possible across the Southeast U.S. Friday. A Marginal Risk (Level 1 of 5) outlook has been issued. Strong winds and hail will be the main threats. Elevated to locally critical fire weather conditions will persist across south-central Colorado today due to dry conditions and gusty winds. Read More >

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Fair

29°F

-2°C

Humidity 56%
Wind Speed NW 12 mph
Barometer 30.23 in (1026.2 mb)
Dewpoint 15°F (-9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill19°F (-7°C)
Last update 19 Apr 12:52 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Ellsworth Air Force Base SD

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Wind chill values as low as 13. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 24 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 41. Wind chill values as low as 13. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 41 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Blustery, with a northwest wind 19 to 24 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 21 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 47. Wind chill values as low as 18 early. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 47 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 27 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy, with a southwest wind 7 to 12 mph becoming south 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Sunny then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 63 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southeast wind 13 to 18 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 40 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a northwest wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 59 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 36 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Wind chill values as low as 13. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 41. Wind chill values as low as 13. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Blustery, with a northwest wind 19 to 24 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 47. Wind chill values as low as 18 early. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the evening.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy, with a southwest wind 7 to 12 mph becoming south 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southeast wind 13 to 18 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Monday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a northwest wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
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Point Forecast:
Ellsworth Air Force Base SD
 44.15°N 103.1°W (Elev. 3202 ft)
11:29 pm MDT Apr 18, 2024
1am MDT Apr 19, 2024-6pm MDT Apr 25, 2024
 
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