Rapid City Timelapse captures fascinating weather Thursday morning

Snow accumulations are expected in the higher elevations of the Black Hills today and tomorrow, with a good amount of rain expected in other portions of our area.


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  • Rain/snow is expected to continue into the afternoon hours, with the higher elevations seeing mostly snow and the plains seeing mostly rain.
  • Be cautious of slick roads and rain transitioning to snow in the early morning hours, and then again in the overnight hours.
  • Temperatures will struggle to reach the 30s and 40s in the Black Hills, with warmer temperatures expected in the Southern portions of our area.. possibly reaching the 50s.

Here’s a quick look at road conditions across the area.

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Rapid City - North

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Spearfish - East

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Deadwood - East

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A quick look at the current radar

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  • Any accumulating snow will exist within a fairly thin band of moderate snow/rain showers going into the late morning and afternoon
  • Everywhere else could see foggy/drizzle conditions.

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  • By tonight, things are expected to break up into isolated showers and snow showers.
  • Overnight into Friday, Rain/Snow bands are expected to push into the region from South to North.

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  • These are the expected accumulations for Thursday into early Friday morning.
  • Most should stick to the Black Hills, with some areas seeing 3″-6″ of snow… and most seeing a slushy 1″-3″ at best.

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  • Things will get messy once again starting Friday, with lots of moisture expected to push into the area by Friday evening into Saturday.
  • This will lead to possibly moderate accumulations in the Central and Southern Black Hills… and a good amount of rain for areas of the SD plains South of I-90.
  • Half an inch.. to maybe even an inch of rain will be possible Friday night into Saturday for areas of Fall River, Oglala Lakota and Bennett Counties.
  • I’ll continue to monitor any developments in the forecast and post them on our website as those details become available. Stay safe out there! – Brant

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