GILLETTE, Wyo. — The sun will come out over Gillette today, and the forecast says it’s looking to stay a while.
Surface high pressure will slide into the region today, clearing away clouds and allowing the sun to shine brightly. That will also kick off a slight warming trend for Gillette ahead of a cool front next week that will keep temperatures seasonal.
Today’s forecast high is 38 degrees with wind chills early on dipping as low as 9. Winds are expected from the southwest at 8 to 11 mph with gusts reaching 16 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a steady temperature around 30, the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, said. Winds will pick up for the overnight period to 10 to 14 mph with gusts to 20 mph, dropping wind chill values to as low as 18 degrees.
Friday will be warm at 45 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Early in the day, wind chill values will dip to 19 degrees as winds come from the southwest at 13 to 17 mph and gusts reach 25 mph. Friday night will be mostly cloudy with a steady temperature around 37. Again, winds will pick up overnight to 16 to 22 mph with gusts reaching 31 mph.
Like Friday, Saturday will be mostly sunny as the high gets to 48 degrees. Winds are expected to continue at their overnight speeds, but die down for Saturday night to about 10 mph. The forecast low is 27 degrees.
Sunday will cool some, to 43 degrees, under partly sunny skies, before cooler air prevails into the early part of next week, keeping temperatures in the high 30s.