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Warmer days ahead as sun returns under high pressure

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Today will be the coolest day of the forecast period as high pressure settles in and the sun makes its return.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has forecast a 31-degree day under a mostly cloudy sky for Gillette. Early morning wind chills may dip as low as 7 degrees, but winds will be light and variable today from the north.

Clouds will stick around for tonight as the low drops to 27 degrees. Winds from the west will pick up to 5 to 10 mph with gusts reaching 15 mph, pushing wind chills to 16 degrees.

The sun will come out Saturday through Monday, helping to boost the high to 39 degrees each day. Expect some wind, mostly from the south to southwest, with Sunday expected to be the breeziest with a southwest wind 13 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph. Overnight lows each night will be in the mid-20s.

Things get even warmer Tuesday as the high is expected to reach 45 degrees with partly sunny skies. Snow chances are possible Wednesday despite a forecast high of 40.

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