GILLETTE, Wyo. — With upper-high pressure over the central and southern Plains strengthening today, hotter conditions are expected for the weekend.
This summertime blast includes daily highs of about 91 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota. Today will see partly sunny skies with a southwest wind increasing to 10–15 mph this morning. Gusts could reach 21 mph. Clouds will stick around tonight as the low falls to around 65.
Saturday will see sunnier skies with a continued southwest wind of 11–18 mph and gusts reaching 25 mph. Skies overnight will be partly cloudy with a low near 63.
Sunday will be mostly sunny during the day, just ahead of a 30% chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Once those storms roll in, temperatures will drop and remain much lower than they have been. The overnight low will be 59 degrees.
Labor Day will see the mercury climb only to about 76 degrees, according to the forecast. The day should start off mostly sunny, and then there’s a 40% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The overnight low will be near 49.
Tuesday looks to be mostly sunny with a high near 68.