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Gillette may see some snow in New Year’s winter storm

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A New Year’s holiday weekend blast of winter weather is likely to remain south of Campbell County, but some snow is possible, the National Weather Service said.

A 20% chance for snow showers begins this afternoon as the high reaches 38 degrees under a mostly cloudy sky. Winds are forecast from the southwest at 7 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Gusts may reach 17 mph.

The 20% chance for snow carries over through the night as will the mostly cloudy sky. The low is expected to fall to around 25 degrees with a wind chill of around 17 degrees.

Snow chances pick up to 50% for New Year’s Day. Cloudy conditions are expected with a high near 35. Wind chills may continue to dip to 17 degrees as winds come from the northwest at 8 to 14 mph.

Sunday night will have a slight bump in snow chances to 60%, mainly after 11 p.m. Skies will continue to be cloudy as the low drops to around 21 degrees. Up to 3 inches of snow is possible overnight Sunday when parts of Wyoming to the south and west may see upwards of a foot of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow chances will persist into Monday at 50% as skies remain mostly cloudy and the high approaches 30 degrees. By Monday night, the winter storm will have moved east of Wyoming and snow chances fall off for the remainder of the first week of 2023.

Temperatures for the coming are expected to dance around the high 20s to low 30s, eventually rising to 38 degrees on Friday.

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