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Potential for severe thunderstorms over Gillette today as temps reach mid-70s

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — A potentially stormy day stands between Gillette and days of sun and summer temps.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, says an upper-level system will bring a round of thunderstorms to northeast Wyoming, and Gillette has a 40% chance of seeing them. Any storms that do form will have a chance at becoming severe today with strong winds, large hail, heavy rain and even isolated tornadoes.

Campbell County is at a level 2 of 5 risk for severe thunderstorms, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

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Today will otherwise be sunny as the high reaches 76. Once any storm activity has passed, Gillette will see mostly clear skies tonight and a low near 50.

Tuesday will push the mercury to 81 degrees under sunny skies. Gusts could reach 26 mph as winds come from the north at 5–15 mph throughout the day. Tuesday night will also be mostly clear. The forecast low is 58.

Temperatures will warm further on Wednesday to 86 under sunny skies, and then cool to a low near 55. Skies overnight will be mostly clear again.

A sunny Thursday won’t necessarily mean a warmer day as the NWS in Rapid City has forecast a high of 77. A mostly clear night will see a low near 54.

Temperatures look to rebound Friday to a high of 85 with mostly sunny skies. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms creeps into the Friday night forecast. The low will be near 59.

The weekend will be somewhat cooler with a Saturday high of 77 and a Sunday high of 74, if the forecast holds up.

More on the weather is available from the NWS in Rapid City.