11/1 Forecast Discussion – Wind Advisory

A wind advisory, among other conditions, look to impact our area this afternoon going into the weekend

GOES-16 Satellite this morning, 11/1/2018

Black Hills Forecast

WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM FOR CENTRAL AND NORTHERN BLACK HILLS. NORTHWEST WINDS COULD GUST UP TO 45+ MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

AIR QUALITY ADVISORY FOR WESTERN RAPID CITY UNTIL 7 PM

Today: Cloud cover in the Hills will keep things cooler, with temperatures struggling to reach the low 50s in many areas. As a cold front pushes through the area, winds will pick up from areas north of the Black Hills stretching through Meade and central Pennington counties. Gusty winds could cause dust and other pollutants to gather in west Rapid City. People who are sensitive to air quality should prepare accordingly.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy. Northwest winds will calm overnight as temperatures reach the lower 30’s, with some 20’s possible in portions of the hills.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy in the morning with a light mix in the Hills and mostly rain in the foothills and beyond. Highs in the mid 40s to upper 30s in the Hills. A dry period should stretch between Friday morning and Friday evening, before rain chances increase into the evening hours.

GFS model, Precipitation outlook Friday evening into Saturday evening

Saturday and beyond: At this point, Saturday looks to have a high likelihood of frozen precipitation in at least portions of the Black Hills. No accumulations are expected at this time, but weather reports should be monitored as snow forecasts can quickly change. Highs for most of the weekend will stretch into the low to mid 40s, before falling into the upper 20s to mid-20s in some areas. The timing, track, and strength of this system will determine much of the smaller details and will become more clear as the actual date gets closer. Sunday morning and afternoon look mainly dry, before another wave of possible precipitation filters in Sunday evening going into Monday.

Our unsettled pattern looks to continue into next week, with daily chances of precipitation and highs barely reaching 40 degrees and lows dipping into the lower 20s.

RAPID CITY – 10/30/2018 – VIRGA: Due to dry air just below the clouds, rain evaporated before it even hit the ground

 

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