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Clouds, warmth and wind today ahead of snow chances

GILLETTE, Wyo. — An upper high with warmer air will keep Campbell County on the warmer side of winter temps today ahead of a cool down and snow chances that start Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has forecast a 47-degree day with increasing clouds. Winds should come from the southwest at 24 to 32 mph with gusts to 55 mph.

Breezy conditions persist into tonight with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 39 mph. Skies will remain mostly cloudy as the low falls to around 31 degrees. There is a 10% chance for rain after 5 a.m.

The chance for precipitation increases to 20% on Wednesday with rain mixing with snow before 2 p.m. and then becoming snow after. The day is likely to be partly sunny with a high near 41. Winds will come from the west at 8 to 11 mph with gusts to 17 mph.

Wednesday night also carries a 20% chance for snow under mostly cloudy skies as the low falls to around 22. Wind chill values will dip to about 14 degrees.

The remainder of the week and into the New Year’s holiday weekend will be much cooler with highs in the 30s and lows in the low 20s and teens.

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