GILLETTE, Wyo. – Weather impacts remain high on roadways across northeastern Wyoming with additional snowfall expected through Saturday.
As of Jan. 28, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is advising of slick roads accompanied by snowfall and blowing snow on every major highway in the Gillette area, the only exception being North Highway 59 to the Montana border which currently shows moderate weather impacts.
On I-90 east, high weather impacts continue through Sundance to Buela and onto the South Dakota Border; the same impacts are reported on I-90 west to Buffalo, WYDOT says.
High weather impacts are also reported for both Highway 50 to Highway 387 and on South Highway 59 through Douglas, per WYDOT.
According to the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, a Winter Weather Advisory will remain in effect until 5 p.m. on Jan. 28 with snow accumulations between two and four inches possible throughout the region today.
Current temperatures hovering around eight degrees will climb to a high of 12, NWS says, adding that temperatures will fall back to around seven degrees on the low end with windchill values as low as 12 below zero possible.
Tonight, NWS advises there will continue to be a chance of snow before 3 a.m. followed by a slight chance of snow after 4 a.m. Higher chances for snowfall will return later in the day on Sunday, Jan. 29, before noon with daytime highs climbing no higher than 1 degree and windchills hovering around 19 below zero.
High temperatures are forecast to climb back up into the double digits early next week starting Tuesday, Jan. 31, per NWS.