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Slight chance of snow, but fog will be main concern

GILLETTE, Wyo. — There is the slightest chance of snow this morning — 20% between 9 and 10 a.m. — but the main weather hazard will be fog, the National Weather Service said.

Drier air will likely prevail for all but the southern extreme of Campbell County, but a backdoor cool front will settle and create areas of fog behind it, meteorologists said in forecast discussion. Fog is expected to remain an issue through Thursday morning.

The forecast for today calls for a high of 36 under mostly cloudy skies. With a south wind 7 to 11 mph becoming north in the afternoon, wind chills may dip to 17 degrees. Patchy fog is expected after 11 p.m. tonight. Otherwise, Gillette will see a low near 18 and wind chills of 6 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

Patchy fog is expected to remain an issue through 8 a.m. The sun should come out and burn it away as the mercury climbs to 40 degrees. Wind chills early in the morning may dip to 7 degrees as winds come from the southwest at 9 to 11 mph. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with a low near 25. As winds pick up slightly, wind chills will dip to 14 degrees.

Friday and Saturday look to be the warmest days of the forecast period, with Friday topping out around 50 degrees and Saturday coming in at 49 degrees. Expect partly sunny skies both days.

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