Could we see some record breaking temperatures? Check out this week’s forecast


RAPID CITY, S.D. – Let’s check out what the weather will be like as we head into the third week of December.

Temperature trends: 

The story of this week is dangerously cold temperatures. We could see minimum temperatures broken across the area on Thursday morning. The NWS has already issued wind chill watches for most of South Dakota with wind chills between 30 and 60 degrees below zero possible Monday Night through Friday morning.

Will we get any precipitation?

We have a good chance to see some light snow on Wednesday. This will be a fast moving clipper system, which will result in high wind, but small accumulation totals. It won’t be enough to cause too many issues, but travel could still be a little dicey throughout the day.

Will it be windy?

There will be a persistent, brutally cold wind from Wednesday through Friday.

What should I wear?

This will be the coldest week by far this year. Make sure you dress very warm ant protect yourself from the wind. For tips on how to stay safe in these cold temperatures, check out this article.

Weekend forecast:

This weekend will feel very warm in comparison to the rest of the week. We’ll se a return to more average temperatures along with a good amount of sun. This would be a good weekend to get out and do some outdoor activities after being cooped up all week because of the cold.

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