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Chill will remain today though freezing fog to dissipate, snow chances fall

Interstate 90 in Gillette at mile marker 128.1 facing east on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. (WYDOT)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — There’s not a large chance that Gillette will see snow this morning and not just because of the fog.

Dense fog has once again settled into the region, and it’s likely to stick around through 11 a.m., the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, said. Snow chances will dwindle from 30% to none around 8 a.m. The combination mixed with cold air from the north means today’s high will struggle to get past 32 degrees. Wind chills will be around 19.

The clouds will eventually part, according to the forecast. That will lead to a partly cloudy night with the low falling to around 17 degrees. Wind chills will drop to 9 as winds turn to come from the southwest at 6 to 11 mph. Gusts could reach 17 mph.

Temperatures for the rest of the week will hover just above normal ahead of cooler air expected next week, meteorologists wrote in forecast discussion.

Forecast highs for Thursday through Sunday are in the low to mid-30s with Thursday hitting 35 and Saturday hitting 36. Friday and Sunday are both forecast to see a high of 32. Overnight lows will drop to 20 or 21 degrees. Skies for the rest of the week should be partly sunny with the potential for more snowfall on Sunday, according to the forecast.

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