GILLETTE, Wyo. — A slight chance for snow is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday after a warm start to the work week.
The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has forecast a 45-degree day under sunny skies today with wind chills early on dipping as low as 20 degrees. Winds will come from the southwest at 14 to 17 mph with gusts reaching 26 mph.
Clouds will roll in tonight for partly cloudy skies as the temperature remains steady at about 34 degrees. Southwest winds are expected to pick up to 20 to 29 mph with gusts as high as 44 mph overnight.
Tuesday starts off with a 20% chance for rain and snow before 7 a.m. The sun will then come out and push the high to near 43 degrees. Breezy conditions are expected to continue with southwest winds 19 to 24 mph becoming west winds of 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Expect gusts to reach 37 mph.
Tuesday night will be partly cloudy with a low near 21.
Like Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning will come with a 20% chance for snow. Skies will remain mostly cloudy as the high tops out around 34. Winds will finally die down to 7 to 10 mph with gusts from the southwest reaching 16 mph. Clouds will stick around Wednesday night as the low falls to around 18 degrees.
The remainder of the week will see similar temperatures bouncing between the high 30s and mid-40s, with Saturday’s forecast high at 48 degrees.