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Cooling trend to chilly Thanksgiving in Gillette starts today

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Gillette will see its temperatures go from above normal to below normal in the span of about a week thanks to low pressure moving in from the California coast.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has forecast mild conditions through Saturday, followed by a cold front on Sunday that will keep temperatures dropping to a chilly 24-degree high on Thanksgiving.

The forecast calls for a high of 56 today under sunny skies. There will be a breeze from the west at 7–10 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low near 32. Winds will come from the south at 5–10 mph.

Saturday will largely repeat with a high of 55 under sunny skies. Winds will come from the south at 7–9 mph. Overnight, skies will be mostly cloudy as the low falls to 30.

Sunday will see temperatures dip slightly to a high of 52 under mostly sunny skies. As the cold front moves through, winds will shift from the west to the north and the temperature drop will begin. Sunday night, there is a slight chance of rain and snow before 11 p.m. Skies will otherwise be mostly cloudy and the low will fall to 32. Winds from the northwest will pick up from 11–16 mph to 18–23 mph after midnight.

Monday will be breezy and mostly sunny, warming up to about 42 degrees. The forecast for Monday night calls for a low near 21 under partly cloudy skies.

Tuesday will be even cooler despite mostly sunny skies. The forecast high is 37, while the overnight low is 17. Wednesday will be colder with a high of 28 and partly sunny skies. The overnight low will fall to a bone-chilling 12 degrees.

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