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Another day in the 60s ahead of weekend cooling, snow chances

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — The sun will come out yet again this week and warm Gillette right to about 60 degrees.

High pressure remains parked over the central U.S., creating almost spring-like weather for a large portion of Wyoming and South Dakota, according to the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota. Skies will remain clear today. Winds will come from the south at 10–15 mph with gusts of up to 20 mph.

Winds are expected to pick up to 15–20 mph tonight with gusts reaching 30 mph. Skies will be mostly clear as the low falls to around 32.

As high pressure continues to slide east, cooler conditions are expected. Friday won’t be too much cooler with a high of 55. Skies should be mostly sunny. Winds will come from the south at about 15 mph with gusts of up to 25 mph, picking up again around the evening and through the night while turning slightly to come from the southeast at 15–20 mph. Gusts could reach 35 mph. The low will be near 34.

Cooler air will arrive Saturday, which will also bring a 40% chance of rain and snow between 8 and 11 a.m. That will increase to 70% under mostly cloudy skies. The forecast high is 47. Rain chances increase further to 90% overnight as the low falls to around 34.

That will lead to an 80% chance for rain and snow on Sunday. The forecast high is 42. Rain and snow is possible throughout the day and night. The low will be near 26.

Temperatures for the coming work week will be in the mid- to high 40s with a forecast high of 51 Tuesday.

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

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