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Cooler, mainly dry days ahead for Gillette

Photo courtesy of Skylar Wanke, the 2018 City of Gillette Summer Parks Photo contest winner in the general category.

GILLETTE, Wyo. — There’s colder air on its way toward Campbell County, but it won’t be felt until at least Thursday as a thermal high continues to dominate over the region.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has forecast a sunny, 46-degree day today. Windchills early on will be as low as 16 degrees thanks to southwest winds of 6–13 mph. At daybreak, the temperature was 33 degrees, which will be closer to the highs Gillette will see the rest of the week and through the weekend, according to the forecast.

Tonight’s skies will be partly cloudy; the low will fall to around 15.

Cooler temps arrive on northwest winds for Thursday. Partly sunny skies are forecast along with a high of 31. Windchills will dip as low as 8. Thursday night will be mostly cloudy as the low returns to about 15 degrees.

Friday won’t be much better. Skies will again be partly cloudy and the high will max out around 32, according to the forecast. Overnight skies will be mostly cloudy, helping trap what little daytime heating Gillette will get and leading to a forecast low of 18 degrees.

The sun is expected to come out a little more over the weekend. Saturday and Sunday forecasts call for mostly sunny skies with highs near 37 degrees. The lows for both nights will be near 22.

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

(National Weather Service graphic)