GILLETTE, Wyo. — Warmer temps are on the way, but Gillette will first deal with cooler and smokier air.
The haze hanging around Campbell County continues to come from Canadian wildfires burning to the northwest. Based on upper-air forecast models, the National Weather Service in Rapid City is expecting that haze to hang around today, tonight and through most of the day Wednesday.
Temperatures today will max out around 65, marking one of the coolest days Gillette’s experienced for months. Despite a low of 48 tonight, that doesn’t mean fall temperatures are settling in just yet. Warmer weather is on the way, starting Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Rapid City is forecasting a high of 78 as the haze clears to reveal a sunny day. Even temperatures overnight will be warmer as the forecast low is 52.
Sunny skies continue Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s forecast high is 79 degrees, while Friday will be warmer at 81. Overnight, both nights will see some clouds and lows of 52 degrees.
Saturday will see mostly sunny skies if the forecast holds up. The high should be around 77 degrees. There’s a chance for some showers on Saturday night. The overnight low will be near 51.
Shower and thunderstorm chances continue for Sunday and Sunday night. That will accompany cooler temperatures, as the high will be near 73 while the low will be near 48. Rain could continue Monday as the high gets to just 70 degrees.