The coldest temperatures of the week for Gillette and Campbell County arrived around noon Tuesday.
According to the National Weather Service-Rapid City, a relatively dry but blustery cold front will move through the county during the afternoon. The steady drop in temperatures is expected to be the highlight of this short weather pattern.
“As far as snow goes, don’t expect more than an inch,” Meteorologist Em Wong said. “This arctic front will keep it cold for a couple of days, and then warm back up into the upper 30s on Thursday.”
The high temperature for Tuesday was set at 12:01 a.m. in the morning when it topped out at 45 degrees. It has slowly dropped throughout the day and was officially down to 27 degrees at Northeast Wyoming Regional Airport at 2:30 p.m.
“We see very little snow in Gillette and all parts of Campbell County, and there will not be much in the way of wind gusts too,” Wong added.
According to NWS, the low tonight in Gillette will be 1 degree above zero, followed by a high temperature on Wednesday of 13. It will warm up to 35 degrees on Thursday before another chance for snow returns on Friday.
Wong said snow accumulations will be minimal this weekend with around 1 inch possible throughout the county.