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Cooling trend begins today; snow chances pick up through weekend

GILLETTE, Wyo. — With high pressure continuing to move east and low pressure moving in, Campbell County will start to see temperatures drop and rain and snow chances rise.

Today’s forecast from the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, calls for partly sunny skies and breezy conditions. The high will be near 55. Winds will come from the south at 15–20 mph with gusts of up to 25 mph possible. Tonight will see those wind speeds continue after shifting to come from the southeast. Gusts will increase to 35 mph as the low falls to around 34.

Saturday is likely to be rainy with some snow. There’s a 70% chance for rain early on, rising to 80% for the day. Little to no snow accumulation is expected. Patchy fog will be possible after 8 a.m. The forecast high is 48. Winds will come from the south at 10–15 mph; gusts could reach 25 mph.

Rain chances rise to 90% early Saturday night and fall to 80% by early Sunday morning. The low will be near 34. Winds will die down significantly, coming from the east at 5–10 mph. They’ll shift to come from the north after midnight, according to the forecast.

Sunday will start with that 80% chance for rain and snow, falling to around 70% by the afternoon. Expect a high near 42, falling to a low of 26 overnight. There’ll be a 30% chance for rain and snow as nightfall comes, but that should dry up by midnight. Skies will then be partly cloudy.

Monday will see the mercury start to climb once more as high pressure again begins moving into the region. That will also mean a breezy day. The forecast high is 49, while the low will be 34.

Tuesday will see the return of highs in the 50s with a forecast high of 54. Despite the warmth, there will be a slight chance for snow overnight as the low falls to around 31, according to the forecast.

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