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Sunny, cool summer days to bring low storm chances to Gillette

GILLETTE, Wyo. — What was anticipated to be a dry, warm weekend has cooled a bit in the forecast, and it comes with low rain chances.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, forecasts a high of 73 today under sunny skies. There’ll be a light breeze from the west. This evening brings a 20% chance for showers or thunderstorms, starting at around 5 p.m. and persisting through the night as the low falls to around 48. Skies will be partly cloudy.

Saturday looks to largely repeat Friday, albeit with a high of 75. The day will begin sunny and clear, and by 5 p.m. there’ll be a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Winds will come from the southwest at 6–13 mph but shift to come from the north in the afternoon. Saturday night storm chances increase to 30%. The low will be near 49.

Sunday’s skies are likely to see some clouds through the day as the high reaches 71. A 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms begins around noon. The day will otherwise be mostly sunny with a north wind at 7–15 mph. Overnight, skies will be mostly clear. The low will be near 49.

A sunny Monday is forecast along with a high of 80, kicking off a week of warmer temps and drier conditions, if the forecast holds up. Tuesday is likely to be sunny with a high of 84, followed by 88 on a sunny Wednesday and 93 on Thursday. Overnight lows will be in the mid-50s until Wednesday night, when the expected low is 60 degrees.

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

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