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Scattered thunderstorms, some severe, possible after mostly cloudy morning in Gillette

The pattern of dry mornings leading to afternoon storms continues today and through the Memorial Day weekend, but today's storms come with the potential to become severe, the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, says.

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The pattern of dry mornings leading to afternoon storms continues today and through the Memorial Day weekend, but today’s storms come with the potential to become severe, the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, says.

This morning will start off mostly cloudy with temps rising from around 56 degrees to a high of 76. Thunderstorms are expected to kick up around 3 p.m. and will remain likely through about 9 p.m. There is a slight risk, level 2 of 5, of those storms becoming severe, with the primary hazards being damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out, the National Weather Service in Rapid City states.

The sky should dry out overnight, leaving a low of 52 degrees.

As previous forecasts this week have said, this weekend will largely rinse and repeat the pattern of dry mornings and afternoon storms. Saturday and Sunday will see highs in the mid-70s with a 60% chance of showers Saturday afternoon and a 50% chance on Sunday. Lows both nights will be around 50 degrees.

Memorial Day will see more of the same with a high of 77, a 30% chance of afternoon showers and a low of 52, the forecast says.

More on the forecast is available from the National Weather Service in Rapid City.

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