Warm, dry conditions persist through Thursday; cold front on the way

H/t Miss Bailey Knopp

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A cold front is on the way, but not until Thursday evening. That means warm and dry conditions will persist until then.

Skies will remain sunny and clear today and Thursday with a high of 84 each day. Winds are expected from the south today at 10 to 15 mph before turning to come from the northwest this afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 23 mph.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, is warning that the combination of wind and temperature will create elevated fire weather conditions today and Thursday.

Tonight will be mostly clear with a low of 53 degrees.

Thursday night will see a similar low, forecast at 52 degrees, although a slight chance for showers will begin a ramp up of rain chances through the weekend. An upper low from the Pacific northwest will push into the region, pushing rain chances to 30% on Friday from noon to midnight, and up to 60% after midnight.

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Friday will likely see a high of just 68 degrees as clouds block out the sun and winds come from the west and north. The low is forecast at 48 degrees.

Saturday’s high will be further tempered to just 61 degrees as a 50% rain chance persists. The low again will fall to the mid-40s under mostly cloudy skies.

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


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.