Booming through the 4th: Strong storms could interrupt plans

Got 4th of July plans? let's talk about what to expect today

  • Here is a Facebook live i did around 9:15 this morning, detailing today’s expected forecast

  • Showers and Thunderstorms are moving into the Black Hills this morning
  • More are expected this afternoon and evening, some of them could be potentially strong

  • The farther South you travel from Rapid City, the more likely you are to see strong thunderstorms
  • make sure you have a way to receive warnings today, as strong storms could happen as far North as Belle Fourche and Faith

  • There are also a few flood warnings to talk about. This one is for the White River near Kadoka, which is expected to crest sometime Saturday evening

  • A flood warning remains in effect for Southwestern Custer county, given the 3-6″ of rainfall that was received in that area in the last 24 hours
  • More rain is possible for this region again today

  • Porcupine Creek, along with other small tributaries just West of Kyle, SD could also experience flooding

  • By about 1 pm Thursday, another line separate from this mornings thunderstorms could impacts parts of the Black Hills once again
  • Isolated storms elsewhere could interrupt plans temporarily

  • Between several rounds of thunderstorms, small breaks could be likely towards the evening hours
  • Thunderstorms, however, will continue to become stronger and more widespread the further into the late afternoon we go

  • Most forecast guidance agrees that widespread thunderstorm activity is anticipated this evening around 8 pm, so somewhere between 7 and 9 PM for Rapid City
  • Make sure you have a contingency plan in case of bad weather!

  • the good news is that by the time we get to around 11 and midnight, most strong storm activity has pushed off to the East
  • If you’re willing to stay up late enough, We may be able to declare independence from thunderstorms and celebrate with a few fireworks

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