Unsettled Weather Across the Northwest; Much Cooler for the East

A frontal system will bring rain and mountain snow from northern California into Washington today, before advancing into the Rockies and Intermountain West on Monday. Strong and gusty winds are also expected over parts of California and Nevada. Meanwhile, much cooler and more seasonable weather will return to the East Coast today as temperatures rebound from the southern Plains into the Midwest. Read More >

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Fair

60°F

16°C

Humidity 44%
Wind Speed SE 3 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1017.5 mb)
Dewpoint 38°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 17 Oct 10:52 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 73 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 49 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 75 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 1am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 45. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    then Chance
    Rain

    Low: 45 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain, mainly after 7am.  Steady temperature around 48. Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain and
    Breezy

    High: 48 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow between 1am and 5am, then a chance of snow after 5am.  Low around 34. Breezy, with a northwest wind 24 to 29 mph decreasing to 14 to 19 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain and
    Breezy then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 34 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of snow before 7am.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 48.

    Chance Snow
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 48 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 31 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 55 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.
Monday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 45. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.
Tuesday
Rain, mainly after 7am. Steady temperature around 48. Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 19 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday Night
Rain before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow between 1am and 5am, then a chance of snow after 5am. Low around 34. Breezy, with a northwest wind 24 to 29 mph decreasing to 14 to 19 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 48.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
10:12 am MDT Oct 17, 2021
11am MDT Oct 17, 2021-6pm MDT Oct 23, 2021
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Forecast

National Digital Forecast Database