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Up to 2 inches of snow possible in Gillette today; milder weather to mark 1st week of 2023

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Up to 2 inches of fresh snow is possible in Campbell County today as a winter storm impacts a large portion of Wyoming.

There’s a 70% chance for snow in Gillette today with the best chances after 8 a.m., the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, said. Today will be cloudy with a high near 32, although a northeast wind 5 to 10 mph will drop wind chills to around 19.

A 50% chance for snow persists into this evening and overnight, dropping to 20% by midnight. Trace amounts of snow are possible as the storm pushes further east. Skies will continue to be cloudy with a low near 21 degrees and wind chill values of 14 degrees.

Roads are currently open, although the Wyoming Department of Transportation warns some are wet and slick in spots with snowfall.

Interstate 90 at mile marker 128.1 facing west from Gillette. (Wyoming Department of Transportation)

“Conditions will gradually improve from west to east Monday night and Tuesday as the system moves into the upper Midwest and gradually weakens,” meteorologists wrote in forecast discussion.

“The rest of the week looks rather quiet with ridging moving across the Rockies and Plains from Wednesday into Friday. A disturbance later Friday into Friday night could bring some low chances for snow, especially across northeast WY and the Black Hills, but confidence is still low at this point. Temps will be slightly below average levels through Wednesday, with some moderation to near or slightly above average temps by the weekend.”

Although clouds will linger Tuesday for Gillette, the high should reach 30 degrees. A southwest wind 6 to 10 mph with gusts to 16 mph will provide wind chills of 14 degrees. Tuesday night should see a low near 13 degrees.

The sun will come out Wednesday and Thursday, according to the forecast with highs of 30 and 35 degrees, respectively. Wednesday night will remain chilly at 13 degrees while Thursday’s low will be warmer at 22 degrees.

Snow chances return Friday afternoon when the forecast high is 36 degrees.

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