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Weak high pressure means relative calm, seasonal weather for Gillette


GILLETTE, Wyo. — A low pressure system that brought more than a foot of snow to parts of central Wyoming and nearly 5 inches to Gillette over the New Year’s holiday has moved east, leaving a weak high pressure system that will mean much calmer weather this week.

Temperatures will increase throughout the week from a high of 30 degrees today to near 38 on Saturday. Winds will come from the west at 6 to 13 mph with gusts to 21 becoming southwest for the overnight period. Wind chills today will be as low as 12 degrees and drop to 1 degree overnight. Skies will be clear today and become mostly clear overnight as the low drops to 12 degrees.

Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high near 33 and wind chills as low as 1. Wind chills will ease a bit overnight, to be as low as 13 degrees, as the low drops to 20 degrees.

Friday will warm to 35 degrees despite a 20% chance for snow after 11 a.m. Skies will remain mostly cloudy into Friday night as the low drops to 23 degrees.

A relatively warm weekend with lots of sun is on tap with Saturday reaching 38 degrees and Sunday reaching 36 degrees.

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