Above average temps coming ahead of weekend rain


GILLETTE, Wyo. — With high pressure firmly in place, Campbell County will continue to see above average temperatures this week before rain chances return for the weekend.

Clear skies and sunshine today will push the high to near 80 degrees as winds come from the southeast at 5 to 14 mph, the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, forecasts. Gusts today could reach 20 mph.

Tonight’s skies will be mostly clear as the low falls to a seasonal 49 degrees.

Wednesday and Thursday will look to repeat today with slightly higher temperatures. Wednesday has the potential to be the warmest day of the week with a forecast high of 84 degrees. Thursday’s high should be near 82.

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Wednesday night’s low is expected to be 52 degrees under mostly clear skies.

Rain chances come into the picture Thursday night, although that chance is a slight 20%. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the low should fall to around 51.

Rain chances tick up a notch to 30% for Friday, but thanks to the cool front passing through Thursday night, Friday’s high will be a more seasonal 66 degrees. Temperatures for the weekend will remain in that low to mid-60s range, according to the National Weather Service.

More on the forecast is available at the National Weather Service page.

Klark Byrd is the Managing Editor for Oil City News, Cap City News and County 17. His award-winning journalism career started here in 2007 in Sidney, Nebraska, and has taken him to North Dakota, Georgia and Texas before landing to Wyoming. Feel free to contact him at editor@oilcity.news.