Today’s Rapid City South Dakota weather forcast, reported at 5:15 AM on Saturday, the 25th of May. Today, mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Looking ahead, Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Sunday, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. And then, Sunday Night, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 7pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 52. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Sunrise today will be at 5:17 am and the sun will set at 8:22 pm.
There are 2 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.
Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northwestern South Dakota. south central South Dakota. southwestern South Dakota. and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Day one. Today and Tonight. Flooding will continue on the western South Dakota plains. See the latest Flood Warnings and Statements for details. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible today. Severe weather is not expected. Days two through seven. Sunday through Friday. Flooding will continue through the weekend. See the latest Flood Warnings and Statements for details. Scattered thunderstorms are expected on Sunday, a few of which may be severe. Chances for thunderstorms will continue into Monday. With rain persisting into Tuesday, 1 to 2 inches of total precipitation will be possible by Tuesday night. See the latest Flood Watch for the most current information on flooding potential. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation will not be needed today. Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio for further updates. or check our web site at weather. gov/rapidcity.
Flood Watch. A period of moderate to heavy rain is expected Sunday evening through Tuesday. Total rainfall amounts around 2 inches is possible from the Black Hills into south central South Dakota. With saturated ground and rivers and streams are already running high, additional flooding is possible. Flood watch in effect from sunday evening through tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a. Flood Watch for portions of northwestern South Dakota, south central South Dakota, southwestern South Dakota, and the Black Hills of South Dakota, including the following areas, in northwestern South Dakota, Butte, the Northern Foot Hills, the Northern Meade County Plains, the Southern Meade County Plains, and the Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills. In south central South Dakota, Mellette, Todd, and Tripp. In southwestern South Dakota, Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Oglala Lakota, the Custer County Plains, the Fall River County Plains, the Hermosa Foot Hills, the Pennington County Plains, the Rapid City area, and the Southern Foot Hills. In the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Central Black Hills, the Northern Black Hills, and the Southern Black Hills. From Sunday evening through Tuesday afternoon. Moderate to locally heavy precipitation will fall on saturated ground, which may cause area streams and rivers to overtop their banks. Additional liquid equivalent precipitation amounts Sunday evening through Tuesday will be 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts. Many rivers and stream are running near bankfull with some areas of minor flooding. Additional rainfall will result in rapid rises on rivers and streams. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A flood watch means that flooding is possible along rivers and creeks. If you are in the watch area, take time to move livestock, equipment, and other property from low lying areas before flooding occurs. Monitor NOAA weather radio and local media for updated forecasts and be ready to quickly move to higher ground if rising water levels are observed or a warning is issued.
Stay tuned for weather updates since the weather’s always changing.