Stormy Sunday in store, drying into the workweek
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Radar imagery Sunday morning shows heavy rain falling from Sturgis to Faith and into the central part of the state.
Temperatures are in the low 60s and highs today will top out in the mid to upper 60s.
Storms could be strong at times with heavy rain, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and small hail. Severe storms are not expected but a brief tick-up in strength could reach severe limits.
If you have plans out and about today, be sure to check the weather before heading outside.
Flash flood warnings are set to expire at 8:00 a.m. but a flood watch remains in effect for northwestern South Dakota. Be mindful of roadways that easily flood. Many areas have already seen well above average flooding and recent road closures.
By 2:00 p.m., storms are expected to continue across the area. When thunder roars, go indoors!
By 5:00 p.m., stronger storms will be pushing out of the area but scattered showers are expected to remain.
By the evening, we are expecting to slowly dry out. Cloud cover will linger into the morning.
Rainfall totals are expected to top out around half an inch but locally higher amounts are possible. These totals don’t sound high but considering higher than normal rainfall in recent weeks, any little bit can put a creek over the edge or accumulate water over roads. Be cautious!