GILLETTE, Wyo. — Temperatures are on a warming trend and the sun will be out, but Campbell County residents may want to limit outdoor time until smoke from Canadian wildfires has passed.
Looking at wind patterns, the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, says smoke — thick at times — is expected to hang around through Saturday night. The Riverton weather service office shared a graphic showing where the wildfires are and where the smoke is impacting Wyoming:
If not for the smoke, the forecast for today through Sunday would be quite simple: sunny and warm. Today’s high will max out at around 66 degrees, while Saturday and Sunday will see highs around 78 degrees, according to the forecast. There’s not much in the way of wind until this evening, when an east wind turns south and picks up from 6–11 mph to 13–18 mph. Gusts could reach 28 mph.
Winds will calm again for Saturday and remain at a breeze through Sunday, the forecast says.
Monday will be even warmer with a high near 84 under sunny skies.
More on the forecast is available from the National Weather Service in Rapid City.