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Thunderstorms, possibly heavy rain dominate weekend forecast

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The weeklong rainy trend continues June 2 with the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, advising of thunderstorms through the evening hours that could bring heavy rain, hail and gusty winds. 

Highs today will stay around 70 with a south wind of 10–13 mph and a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, the NWS in Rapid City says. 

“There is a chance of thunderstorms today and tonight,” the NWS in Rapid City said in a hazardous weather outlook. “The storms may produce small hail, gusty winds, and locally heavy rain.”

Lows tonight are forecast to dip to 52, accompanying south winds persisting at 6–13 mph and a continuing chance of thunderstorms before midnight, according to the NWS in Rapid City. 

In the coming days, the NWS in Rapid City is advising of a daily chance of thunderstorms through early next week, with each day carrying the potential to produce small hail, gusty winds and heavy rain. 

Looking into the weekend, showers and thunderstorms are predicted in the afternoon hours and before midnight Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and June 4, per the NWS in Rapid City, with highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid-50s.