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Warm and warmer: Gillette to see increasing temps ahead of next week’s cold front

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — Mild and dry conditions are expected to continue through the weekend and into next week ahead of a cold front bringing potential snow.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, is calling for a high of 50 today under sunny skies. Winds will come from the northwest at 5–15 mph with gusts reaching 25 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low near 27. As winds come from the west at 10–15 mph, windchills will be as low as 17.

Breezier conditions are expected Friday. Winds from the northwest will blow at 15–20 mph with gusts reaching 30 mph. Skies will be clear and sunny. The forecast high is 51.

Friday night will see a low near 27 again under mostly clear skies. Windchills will dip to 19 as winds come from the southwest at 5–15 mph.

Saturday will see the mercury climb to 54. Sunny conditions are expected again Saturday with a 15 mph southwest wind. Overnight, skies will be partly cloudy as the low falls to around 30.

Those clouds will stick around for a mostly sunny, breezier Sunday. The high will be 58. Skies overnight will be mostly cloudy as the low falls to only 40 degrees, according to the forecast.

Monday will follow suit with another high of 58. Breezy conditions ahead of the incoming cold front are expected. Snow is likely Monday night as the low falls to around 10. Blustery conditions also are expected.

That will set up a chilly Tuesday, which is set to have a high of just 24.

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