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Warming trend will keep Gillette winter temps up this week

Wyoming’s vast sky. (Alan Levine/FlickrCC)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — With some help from compressional warming, Gillette will continue to see consistently warm winter temps and mostly clear skies this week.

Today’s forecast from the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, calls for a high of 56 under sunny skies. Winds will come from the west at around 10 mph with gusts reaching 15 mph. Conditions could be ripe for potentially elevated fire weather conditions, meteorologists warned in the forecast discussion.

“With the diminishing snow cover, unseasonably warm temperatures, dry weather, and breezy conditions — should take some fire weather potential into consideration,” they wrote.

At the time of publication, no watches or warnings have been issued.

Tonight will see partly cloudy skies and a low near 31. Winds will come from the south at 5–10 mph.

Partly sunny skies are forecast for Wednesday as the high returns to around 52. Those clouds will linger into the night, and the low will drop to around 26. Throughout the day and night, winds will come from the north at 5–10 mph.

Sunny skies return Thursday and should stick around through the weekend. Thursday’s forecast high is 48, while Friday will be near 49, Saturday near 56 and Sunday near 58. Overnight lows will be in the high 20s each night.

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

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