GILLETTE, Wyo. — The latest blast of winter chill will ease today as its associated arctic front moves east and warmer air filters into the region.
Gillette will start today off frosty at -14 degrees and wind chills of -27. That has prompted the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, to keep a Wind Chill Warning in place through 11 a.m. today. Winds today will come from the west at 10 to 14 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
“A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of wind and cold temperatures will create dangerously low wind chill values. Even if you are outdoors for just a few minutes, cover all parts of your body, especially your head, face, and hands,” the warning states.
The early morning cold has prompted Campbell County School District 1 to delay the start of the school day by two hours.
Despite the chilly start, there should be lots of sun today and that will help Gillette warm to about 11 degrees.
Tonight’s skies will remain mostly clear with a steady temperature around 2 degrees. Wind chills will dip again to -17 as a southwest wind blows 10 to 15 mph and gusts reach 21 mph.
Tuesday through Friday will feature mostly sunny skies, and increasing high temperatures starting at 23 on Tuesday and reaching 40 on Friday. Overnight lows also will warm from 2 degrees Tuesday night to 24 degrees on Friday.
More on the forecast is available at the National Weather Service website.