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Monsoon and Heavy Rain This Weekend

The active monsoon is expected to continue into next week from the Four Corners region and Desert Southwest to the central Rockies. This rainfall may produce flash flooding and debris flows, especially near recent burn scar areas. Locally heavy rain is likely near much of the Gulf Coast this weekend due to a stalled front and weak tropical disturbance. Read More >

The following tables show the climate information for Rapid City, Gillette, Lead, Winner, Lemmon, Sundance, Spearfish, Newcastle, Hot Springs, and Custer on Independence Day, as well as the weather in Rapid City and Gillette for the past 10 Independence Days. Average highs around the area on July 4th are in the 80s, with upper 70s in the Black Hills. Last July 4th was hot and mostly dry across the area.