Downtown Gillette is already reporting 5.5 inches of snow accumulation within the last 24 hours.
The Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Rapid remains in effect through 6 a.m. Thursday, April 11.
According to NWS Meteorologist Alzina Foscato, we can expect heavy snow to continue throughout the remainder of the day, with an additional 2 to 3 inches of accumulation.
Most of the gusty winds will die down around sundown, only to pick up in time for the morning commute.
Because the snow is so wet and heavy, blowing and drifty snow will be less of an issue.
Although the snow will begin to taper off overnight, Foscato said snow showers could continue through Thursday afternoon, as well.
Tonight’s low is expected to dip to around 20, and the high Thursday will only climb slightly to near 29.
Area snow fall amounts reported in the last 24 hours:
- Moorcroft – 2 inches
- Wright – 1 inch
- Pine Haven – 1.5 inches
- Sundance – 3.5 inches
- Upton – 3 inches