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National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory for Gillette

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Gillette, and warns that road conditions may become hazardous due to wintry weather and strong winds.

“Strong winds and snow will develop across the area today and continue through Monday morning,” the NWS said in a press release. “Snow will continue through Monday morning before dissipating. Gusty northwest winds will continue through the day.”

Winds today are expected to be consistently between 23-29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.

Today’s forecast calls for temperatures to remain in the 30s for much of the rest of the day, dipping down into the 20s around 10 p.m. Snow is expected by 3 p.m., and should continue sporadically into the night.

“A strong low pressure system will bring accumulating snow to the area today into Monday. Snow amounts of generally 2 to 5 inches can be expected across portions of northeast Wyoming and the northern Black Hills, with some higher amounts up to 8 inches likely across favored higher elevations,” the NWS said in its release.