GILLETTE, Wyo. — Gillette will continue to see unseasonably warm temperatures through Wednesday. A midweek cool front is expected to pass through, however, putting a quick dent in the high temperature before warming back up into the 50s to finish the week.
The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has forecast a high of 61 today under sunny skies. A relatively calm breeze from the west will blow at 7–13 mph, turning to come from the east this morning. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low near 35. Winds will come from the southwest at 8–10 mph with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday will be even warmer under sunny skies. The forecast high is 63. There should be increasing clouds during the day as southwest winds pick up from 11–16 mph to 18–23 mph. Gusts could reach 33 mph. Wednesday night skies will be mostly cloudy, and the low will drop to 32. Blustery conditions are expected with a southwest wind of 26–31 mph and gusts as high as 44 mph.
“A cool front will cross the area on Thursday and bring gusty northwest winds with it … but no precipitation. Slightly more seasonable, though still above-average, temperatures will return for Friday,” the NWS in Rapid City said in a social media post.
The forecast calls for a high of 45 on Thursday that will drop to around 32 by 5 p.m. Winds will come from the north at 21–26 mph, decreasing to 14–19 mph in the afternoon. Gusts of up to 37 mph are expected. Thursday night’s skies will be mostly clear with the low near 24.
Friday and Saturday skies will be sunny, with a high Friday of 54 and a high Saturday of 56. Overnight lows both nights will be near 30.