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Mild, dry, seasonal weather in store the next few days

GILLETTE, Wyo. — High pressure is building to the west of Campbell County ahead of a low pressure system along the West Coast, and that will mean mild, dry and seasonal conditions are expected in Gillette.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, forecasts a high of 33 degrees under increasing clouds. With a southwest wind 6 to 10 mph turning south this afternoon, wind chill values may dip as low as 4 degrees. Gusts today could reach 16 mph.

Clouds will be a theme through tonight and Friday with skies remaining mostly cloudy until Saturday morning. Tonight’s forecast low is 19 degrees.

Despite the clouds, Friday’s high should return to 34 degrees. As high pressure moves out of the region and low pressure moves in, winds will die down to a breeze of 5 to 8 mph. Wind chills may be as low as 15 degrees. The clouds will hang around for Friday night as the low drops to 22.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with a high near 39. The area will see winds begin to pick up again from the southwest at 9 to 11 mph with gusts to 17 mph. The night will be partly cloudy with a low near 23.

Sunday will set a trend for early next week with the temperature reaching 40 degrees as weak high pressure returns. That’s also the forecast high for Monday and Tuesday. Lows will be in the mid-20s, according to the forecast.

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