Storm Center Update- Monday AM, May 20th


Good Morning!

Snow is back for much of the Black Hills the next 24 to 48 hours.  Winter storm warnings are in effect and expect over 1 foot of snow in the highest elevations.  

There will be a considerable amount of water in the snow as well.  Heavy rain in western KELOLAND has prompted an areal flood watch for the areas shaded in green on the map below.  Keep in mind heavy rain will also fall East River.

FutureScan shows bands of rain developing today across the west.  This rain will expand to the east and north during the day Tuesday.  Notice the wind gusts and the numbers well over 40 mph late Tuesday.  In fact, east wind gusts over 50 mph are expected in eastern KELOLAND.

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Rain totals through early Wednesday will be 1-2″ in many areas.  We may surpass that range in the far west and southwest.  Continue to monitor the latest forecasts for local flooding in the heaviest rain track areas.

Highs today will be below normal once again, but a little better in the far east.

Rain tonight will be likely, but snow is expected in Rapid City.  

Tomorrow will be windy and raw with all the rain and wind. 

Ready for some better news?  Temperatures will warm this week into the 70s by Thursday.  Rain chances will hopefully be lighter and not as widespread on Thursday.  We’ll keep the warmer weather through the start of Memorial Day Weekend.  

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