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Posted: 9:49 PM - Warmer: KOTA Territory First Alert Webcast

Updated: 10/14/2016 - There are many ways you can be losing heat from your home.

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From Chief Meteorologist Mike Modrick:

The Heat is On!

Two more very warm days, then back to a reality check that it is still January. Wednesday is our warmest day, in the mid 50s. The record high in downtown Rapid City is 63, set in 1914. That would be a long shot, in part because we still have snow to melt.

Temps return to the lower 40's by Friday and fall to the 30's with a possibility of a little light snow over the weekend. Next week looks cooler, with low 30s and possibly some 20s Wednesday, along with a possibility of some light snow.