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Unsettled weather, seasonal temps expected this week in Gillette

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A scattering of storms will bring some much-needed rain to Campbell County today along with slightly cooler temperatures, at least for a day or so.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has forecast a 70% chance for rain today as the high climbs to 58 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible and most likely after 10 a.m. The day will be mostly cloudy with a northwest wind at 9–15 mph and gusts of up to 23 mph. Showers remain likely through tonight. The forecast low is 45. Winds will pick up slightly to 10–14 mph, and the chance of rain overnight is 60%.

The rest of the week will see some thunderstorm opportunities, but chances remain low.

Wednesday will see a high of 60 with a 20% chance for showers and storms after noon. The low will drop to around 44 overnight as skies remain partly cloudy.

That will lead into a mostly sunny Thursday with a high near 69. Again, a 20% chance for showers and storms creeps into the afternoon forecast, persisting through the evening until around midnight. The forecast low is 46.

Before daybreak the next day, skies will become partly cloudy, giving Gillette a mostly sunny Friday. The forecast high is 75, with storm chances picking up as the sun sets. The overnight low will be near 43.

There won’t be much difference for the weekend. Saturday’s forecast high is 66 while Sunday’s is 65. There’s a slight chance for afternoon storms each day, if the forecast holds up.

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