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Unseasonably warm temps remain as snow chances approach

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Snow and rain will fill out the remainder of this week’s forecast, but that’s after some cloudy skies and a high near 56 today.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, says a system entering the plains on Wednesday will bring cooler temperatures and a chance for accumulating snow over portions of northeast Wyoming. However, today will continue to feature unseasonably warm temperatures.

Rain chances will begin tonight as skies remain mostly cloudy. It’ll start with a 30% chance, with the greatest chance coming just before daybreak. Winds will come from the south at 15 mph with gusts of up to 25 mph possible. The low will be near 36.

Wednesday will still see warm temperatures with a high near 51. There’s a 50% chance for rain and snow before 9 a.m., then rain becomes likely the rest of the day. Chances will pick up to 60% in the afternoon. Windy conditions are expected to continue with a south wind of 15 mph and gusts as high as 25 mph.

Overnight, snow is likely to be mixed with rain early on before becoming just snow. The chance for precipitation is 80% all night long as the low falls to around 27.

That will lead into a high of 35 on Thursday, accompanied by a 70% chance for snow all day long. Snow chances will fall to around 50% overnight, and further to 40% for Friday. Thursday night’s low will be near 27. Friday’s high will be just 31 degrees. The low will be near 17.

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