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Dense Fog Advisory in place this morning; dusting of snow possible today

Interstate 90 in Gillette at mile marker 128.1 facing west on Jan. 17, 2023. (WYDOT)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — It will not be a sunny winter morning today as dense fog settled into the region overnight and snow chances pick up this afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has issued a Dense Fog Advisory in place through noon today. It warns of visibility being reduced to a half mile throughout Campbell County.

Skies will remain cloudy today as the high reaches 33 degrees. Patchy fog is expected in many areas after the dense fog moves east. Snow chances pick up after 4 p.m. to 30%. Winds will be light today from the northeast at 5 to 7 mph.

Overnight snow chances pick up to 40% and should taper off by 5 a.m. Skies will remain cloudy with a steady temperature around 29 degrees, but wind chills are expected to dip to 19 as winds from the north reach 7 to 9 mph and gusts reach 16 mph.

A 20% chance for snow lingers Wednesday morning before 9 a.m. Cloudy skies to start should gradually clear for a mostly sunny, 32-degree day. Wind chills will hover around 20 degrees as winds come from the northwest at 7 to 10 mph with gusts to 16 mph, the forecast states. Wednesday night will be mostly clear with a low near 18 and wind chills at 11.

Sunshine is expected to close out the week with Thursday being mostly sunny with a high near 34 and Friday being mostly sunny with a high near 32. Saturday will warm to 36 under mostly sunny skies, ahead of a cool front that will drop highs into the 20s on Sunday and Monday. Overnight lows through the remainder of the week will be in the teens.

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