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Above average temps to fall this week, chances of snow persist

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Slightly above average temperatures this week will cool moving into the new year with chances of snow persisting this evening, according to the National Weather Service. 

The forecast high of 43 degrees has been reached for Dec. 28, per NWS, with west winds 11 to 16 mph and gusts as high as 25 mph possible.

According to NWS, temperatures will cool down for today and the remainder of the week as a trough moves into the central plains region bringing with it an increased chance for precipitation later today into Thursday, Dec. 29. 

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There is a 20% chance of snow this evening after midnight with mostly cloudy skies and a low of around 23, according to NWS. 

Generally little to no accumulation is expected with any precipitation, NWS says, though the northern Black Hills and south central South Dakota could see a couple of tenths of an inch through Thursday morning.

Temperatures are forecast to dip into the high 30s and fall as low as 10 degrees with the windchill before warming up to 40 degrees on New Year’s Eve, per NWS. 

Another system may impact the region around New Year’s Day with a little over half an inch of precipitation forecast for Sunday and Monday, NWS says, though confidence for the storm’s trajectory and timing remains low as of Dec. 28.