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Slight chance of snow flurries possible; sun and high of 42 forecast

A snapshot of Gillette taken from the Campbell County Courthouse looking northeast over Gillette. (Ryan Lewallen/County17)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — There is a slight chance for snow flurries with no accumulation this morning before the clouds roll out, the sun comes out and the high gets to near 42 degrees.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, says snow chances fall away around 2 to 3 p.m. Winds will come from the west at 8 to 13 mph with gusts to 24 mph. The chance for any snow is 20%. Clouds are expected to fill the sky again for the overnight period as the low drops to 19 degrees. Winds will come from the southwest at 6 to 9 mph.

As a cool front settles into the region Wednesday morning, there’s again a 20% chance for snow. Chances taper off around 11 a.m., but skies will remain mostly cloudy as the high gets to 33. With winds from the northeast at 7 to 13 mph, wind chill values are expected to dip to 17. Skies will remain partly cloudy Wednesday night as the low returns to near 18 degrees.

High pressure will push the cold front out of the area Thursday, which is expected to remain cooler at 38 degrees. That will lead to warmer conditions for Gillette heading into the weekend. Friday’s forecast high is 49, Saturday’s is 52 and Sunday’s is 42, according to the National Weather Service.

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