GILLETTE, Wyo. — If you’re ready to head out in search for a pot of St. Patrick’s Day gold, bundle up. Cold, windy conditions will be the weather today, with cold persisting Saturday ahead of a Sunday warm-up.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 31, according to the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota. Wind chills will be as low as 3 degrees with a northwest wind 21 to 28 mph with gusts reaching 40 mph. Winds will die down overnight, falling to 6 to 11 mph after midnight as the low falls to around 13 degrees.
Saturday will not be as windy as today, but cold air will still dominate. Sunny skies will try to boost the high but it will be limited to around 35 degrees. Wind chills will still be in the single digits at about 5 degrees. Winds will pick up again Saturday night. The low will be near 20 degrees as winds come from the south at 6 to 11 mph and increase to 17 to 22 mph after midnight.
That warmer air will help finally get the high back out of the 30s, and Sunday will see sunny skies and a high of 46 degrees. It’ll be breezy for a good part of the day but winds will die down from 16 to 21 mph to 10 to 15 mph by afternoon. The low Sunday night will be near 23 degrees, according to the forecast.
More on the forecast is available at the National Weather Service website.