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High pressure building in Gillette to mean warmer temps this week

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — As the recent low-pressure system marches east and high pressure begins to build, Gillette will remain a bit chilly today.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, shows a 6 a.m. temperature of 8 degrees in Gillette, increasing to a high of about 37 later in the day. Skies will be mostly sunny. There’ll be a light wind from the north at 5–10 mph and gusts of up to 18 mph. Tonight’s skies will be partly cloudy as the low returns to around 19 degrees. Gusts of up to 18 mph will still be possible.

Gillette will start climbing the peak of that high pressure Wednesday under sunny skies. The forecast high is 49 degrees. Winds from the northwest will pick up some to 8–13 mph with gusts of up to 21 mph. Clouds will increase as evening falls and the low drops to around 26.

Thursday will be the warmest day this week with a high of 62 forecast under partly sunny skies. It’ll be breezier as well, with southwest winds at 10–20 mph and gusts of up to 31 mph. A 20% chance for rain creeps into the Thursday evening forecast, becoming a 20% chance for snow after 11 p.m. as the low falls to around 30 degrees.

Friday will warm things back up, but only to Wednesday levels. Expect a high of 47 under partly sunny skies. Rain chances return Friday evening before 8 p.m., turning to snow after. Skies will be mostly cloudy as the low falls to 30 degrees.

The weekend is shaping up to be warm despite some rain and snow chances. Saturday’s forecast high is 48 while Sunday’s is 51.

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