GILLETTE, Wyo. — Today’s mostly sunny skies will be accompanied by some smoke from Canadian wildfires and a decent breeze that will pick up before storm chances rise this afternoon.
That’s from the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, which forecasts a high of 81 degrees today. Winds will come from the south at 10–15 mph and increase to 17–22 mph this afternoon as the rain chance picks up to 40%. That chance will persist through about 10 p.m. as skies remain mostly cloudy overnight. Expect a low near 53 degrees. Winds from the south will continue at 14–21 mph with gusts of up to 26 mph.
Some smoke from Canadian wildfires is lingering in northeastern Wyoming, but the bulk of it has moved to the east.
The forecast for the rest of the week plays out similarly to today: morning sun, afternoon storm chances and breezy conditions throughout. Thursday and Friday have forecast highs of 77 degrees, with 60% and 50% chances for storms afternoon and overnight each respective day.
The weekend will keep that pattern going with a forecast high of 76 on Saturday and a 50% chance for afternoon and evening storms, and a forecast high of 74 on Sunday with a slight chance of afternoon storms.
More on the forecast is available from the National Weather Service in Rapid City.