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Days of sunshine forecast along with increasingly hot temperatures for Gillette

Sunny skies over the Gillette Thunder Speedway. (Julianna Landis/County 17)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — It’s going to be sunny. It’ll also be getting hotter as the week wears on.

High pressure has built over the Campbell County region, pushing away last week’s turbulent weather pattern and baking in some sunny days and high temps.

The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has forecast a high of 80 today — the coolest day of the forecast period. There’ll be a breeze of 5–8 mph from the southwest that will turn to come from the north overnight as the low falls to around 54.

A sunny Tuesday will bring a high of 85 as winds return to the southwest at about 5–10 mph. Skies will be mostly clear Tuesday night. The low will fall to around 57.

Wednesday will crack the 90-degree mark with a forecast high of 91 under sunny skies. That will lead to a mostly clear night with a low near 61.

Thursday cranks up the heat to 97, followed by 97 on Friday, 98 on Saturday and 97 on Sunday. Days of prolonged heat, dry air and sunshine will likely create fire weather concerns as much of the state is currently classified as abnormally dry by the U.S. Drought Monitor. That includes all of Campbell County.

(U.S. Drought Monitor graphic)

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