GILLETTE, Wyo. — Gillette has a chance, albeit slight, to see snow tonight as a cold front slides into the region for cooler temperatures Monday.
The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakoa, has forecast a high today of 50 under mostly sunny skies. Winds will come from the west at 6–11 mph, shifting to come from the north this afternoon. Gusts of up to 18 mph are possible.
Tonight, there’s a 20% chance for rain until around 2 a.m., and becoming a chance for a rain and snow mixture after that. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the low will be near 33. Breezy conditions are expected as a northwest wind picks up from 8–13 mph to 20–25 mph after midnight. Gusts could be as high as 38 mph.
Monday will see cooler temperatures with a high of 42 degrees. Breezy conditions will continue as a northwest wind sustains speeds of 22–28 mph. Gusts of up to 40 mph will be possible. Those winds will die down some overnight and skies will be mostly clear as the low falls to 24. Windchill values will be as low as 17 as winds come from the northwest at 9–15 mph. Gusts could reach 24 mph.
For the rest of the week, an upper low will settle into the northern plains, and bringing colder air by Thanksgiving. Tuesday and Wednesday will be mild ahead of the cold front, meteorologists wrote in the forecast discussion.
Tuesday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 51. Skies will become partly cloudy overnight as the low falls to around 33.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny and slightly warmer with a high of 53. It will get much colder overnight as that cold front comes in, dropping the low to 25 degrees under mostly cloudy skies.
Thanksgiving day will see a chance for snow, cloudy skies and a high near 34.