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New Year’s snow moves along; seasonal weather on the way

Interstate 90 in Gillette facing west on Jan. 3, 2023. (Wyoming Department of Transportation)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A blast of winter weather has left many roads slick with snow, but snow showers have moved out of the county leaving cool weather and clouds in its wake.

The New Year’s round of snow totaled 4.6 inches Monday for Gillette, according to National Weather Service records. Now there’s a few dry days before snow re-enters the forecast.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, is calling for a cloudy Tuesday that will eventually become mostly sunny. The high will reach 29 degrees although a south wind 6 to 10 mph with gusts to 16 mph will knock wind chills to 17 degrees. Wind chills will dip further to as low as 6 degrees overnight tonight as the low falls to around 14.

Wednesday will be partly sunny and gradually clear for sunny skies as the high gets to 30 degrees. A west wind 9 to 11 mph with gusts to 18 mph will keep wind chills around 3 degrees early on. Overnight, skies will remain mostly clear with a low near 13. Wind chills will be as low as 4 degrees with a 10 mph southwest wind.

Thursday will feature mostly sunny skies with a high near 35. Friday’s high also is forecast at 35 degrees, although there’s also a 30% chance for snow.

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