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Posted: 01/15/2019 - Meteorologist Ethan Emery is tracking some freezing fog for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning along with with some winter weather by the end of the week. All of the details can be found right here in this webcast!

Posted: 10/19/2018 - With the latest features from exclusive video forecasts to instant forecast updates, you'll always know what to expect in KOTA Territory!

Daily Forecast

From Meteorologist Eric Gardner:

Watching for Arctic Air!

Areas of dense fog are likely this morning, with some light freezing drizzle also possible. A few patches of black ice may be encountered this morning. This afternoon through Thursday, we'll see mostly cloudy skies.

A strong arctic cold front will blow through KOTA Territory Thursday night and Friday. An upper level disturbance will cause light snow to develop, with accumulations of 1"-3" possible by noon Friday. Temperatures will fall through the day. However, the latest computer models aren't quite as cold with this arctic outbreak as with previous days, so we may see more rapid moderation in our temperatures over the weekend.

Extended forecast:

Another fast-moving disturbance may trigger more light snow on Martin Luther King Day. Then quiet, seasonably chilly weather should be the rule for the rest of next week.

Downtown Rapid City Climate Report