The Erik Files: Rain chances and cooler temps

FINALLY! Rain chances are in the forecast

**THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY: ON THIS DATE IN 2000: Low temperatures dropped into the teens and single digits overnight across the area. Lows of fourteen degrees in Hot Springs, eleven degrees in Cottonwood, nine degrees in Custer, and five degrees in Camp Crook were reported.**

Alright folks, time now for Season 1, Episode 29 of “The Erik Files”, and FINALLY we have a rain chance in the forecast.



CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — “Hurricane Delta made landfall Wednesday just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as an extremely dangerous Category 2 storm, downing trees and knocking out power along the northeastern coast of Yucatan Peninsula, but without immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said satellite imagery, radar data from Cuba and surface observations in Mexico indicate that the center of Delta came ashore around 5:30 a.m. local time, sustaining top winds of 110 mph.”

This is the latest as of the 9 AM Advisory

042 Ed 3d Tropics

We still have winds at 105 MPH, and it’s moving northwest at 17 MPH.


So today will be substantially cooler as compared to yesterday with temps in the upper 60’s / low 70’s. We’ll barely get into the 70’s here in Rapid City. Here’s your Hour by Hour forecast.

042 Ed Hour By Hour

Notice how we have lots of sunshine with temps going into the mid 60’s by 6 PM, and upper 50’s by the 8:00 Hour. It’ll definitely feel like Fall today.


Rapid City Skycast Today Tonight

Lots of sunshine, and like I said, substantially cooler as compared to yesterday, when we were in the 80’s. I am going with 72 with winds out of the SW at 10-15 MPH, with gusts as high as 20 MPH


Rapid City Skycast Today Tonight
Mostly clear skies will dominate. It’ll definitely feel very fall-like. Overnight low will be near 47 degrees with Winds out of the South @ 5-10 MPH


2020 7 Day Am Offset Interactive

Take a look at the average high for this time of year: only 65 degrees. The 80’s return tomorrow & Friday, then we go into the 70’s for the weekend. Look at Sunday & Monday, I do have a MUCH NEEDED precipitation chance in the forecast. Take a look a the temps for Monday & Tuesday, highs will only make it into the upper 50’s.


Enjoy your Wednesday


-Erik Dean

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