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Snow continues into midweek ahead of temps in the 60s this weekend

A snowy Interstate 90 through Gillette on April 8, 2024. (Wyoming Department of Transportation)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Roads in and around Gillette are slick with snow this morning. Snowfall shouldn’t last much longer today, though, as the winter storm that’s behind it marches east.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has forecast a high of 35 today with snow falling before 10 a.m. A mixture of snow and rain is expected after with patchy, blowing snow before noon. It’s possible for Gillette to see up to another 2 inches of snow during the day. Breezy conditions are expected as well with a northwest wind at 15–22 mph with gusts of up to 34 mph. Windchills will be as low as 18.

(Wyoming Department of Transportation)

Gillette has issued a Level I Snow Emergency that remains in effect.

Tonight’s skies will be mostly cloudy and gradually clear as the low falls to around 23. Windchills will be near 16. Winds from the northwest will blow at 8–11 mph and turn to come from the southwest after midnight. Gusts of up to 16 mph will be possible, according to the forecast.

Gillette won’t be done with snow just yet. Cooler air will remain Tuesday, limiting the high to about 40. Skies will be partly sunny, becoming mostly cloudy as night falls. A 30% chance for rain sneaks in Tuesday night as the low falls to around 29.

Windy conditions are expected Wednesday as the high returns to about 39 degrees. There’s a slight chance for rain and snow between noon and 3 p.m., then rain chances after. The day will start off mostly sunny and breezy with a northwest wind at 17–24 mph and gusts of up to 38 mph.

Mostly clear skies are expected Wednesday night, as is a low of 23. Northwest winds will continue at 18–23 mph, falling to 8–13 mph after turning to come from the northwest in the evening.

Thursday should be sunny and bring some warmth back to the area as the high reaches 48. Overnight, the low will be near 32.

Friday makes the leap back into the 60s with a high of 65, followed by 66 on Saturday and 64 on Sunday, if the forecast holds up.

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


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