Parts of the Black Hills received as much as six inches of snow Saturday and Sunday as part of a weather system which slowly moved through the area.

The National Weather Service has reports of three to six inches of snow in Lead, and trace amounts elsewhere in the Hills -- two inches by Deerfield, and three-tenths of an inch by Silver City, according to hydrologist Melissa Smith.

In lower elevations, the story has been rain -- more than an inch and a half over the past two days at Rapid City Regional Airport, bringing much-needed moisture to fire-prone forest and prairie.

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Rain and snow alike started tapering off shortly after noon Sunday. Scattered rain and snow is possible again later Sunday into Monday morning.

The rest of the week looks to remain cool to mild, with highs in the 50s and 60s. There is potential for rain on Tuesday and again late Wednesday into Thursday as weather systems move through the area. Neither system will dump as much precipitation on South Dakota as this weekend’s weather did, officials said.

Contact David Montgomery at 394-8329 or david.montgomery@rapidcityjournal.com

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