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Winter storm leaves cool temps for today on march toward 60 on Thursday

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Roads in and around Gillette this morning are slick in spots thanks to a late-weekend winter storm that also left the city with a 13-degree Monday morning start.

Temperatures won’t rise much today, up to a high of 24 under cloudy skies as cooler air lingers in the region. There will be an 8–10 mph north wind, keeping windchills to around 2 degrees today. There will be some clearing of clouds overnight as the low drops to around 5 degrees. Gusts from the north could reach 15 mph.

A warmup back toward 60 degrees begins Tuesday with a high of 36. Skies will be mostly sunny. Winds will come from the south at 5–11 mph, turning to come from the northwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy skies are expected Tuesday night as the low falls to around 20.

A sunny Wednesday will see the high return to about 47 degrees with southwest winds at 9–13 mph and gusts of up to 20 mph. Skies will become partly cloudy Wednesday night as the low falls to around 27.

Thursday looks to be the warmest day of the forecast period with a high of 60. Much breezier conditions are expected, particularly in the afternoon. Skies should be mostly sunny, becoming mostly cloudy as nighttime approaches, bringing a slight chance for rain as well.

Friday will be cooler with a high of 50, followed by 43 on Saturday and 44 on Sunday, if the forecast holds up.

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

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