The Shift into Fall Conditions Continues
October 15th, 2020
After the passing of a cold front, temperatures outside are they coldest they have been since the very early winter weather Wyoming saw in early September. Since that first aforementioned storm, temperatures have been overall well above average for this year up until this week. A cold front over the weekend helped to cool things off a bit, then yesterday’s cold front made things even cooler. Temperatures will attempt to rebound over the weekend, but a third cold front will ensure the cooler conditions are here to stay in Wyoming. Today is also the first day in a while in which there are no active warnings of any kind in Wyoming, whether that be Red Flag, High Wind, or any other warnings that we have seen as of late. There is, however, a High Wind Watch in effect for Southeast Wyoming until noon on Saturday.
Temperatures across Wyoming today will be topping off in the mid to upper 40s for the majority, with a few select locations eclipsing the 50 degree mark. It was the coldest morning we have seen so far in the fall of 2020 with the exception of the early winter weather back in September. Temperatures will climb back up tomorrow, and rapidly. Morning temperatures are expected to be colder than this morning, however highs look to rebound back into the 60s tomorrow and again Saturday afternoon before the next cold front arrives. Cloud cover looks to be abundant over the weekend, however precipitation chances don’t look to be much more than scattered showers with the exception of far northern Wyoming. The northernmost counties could potentially see some quality snow accumulations to finish off the weekend and start next week. The cutoff line looks to be somewhere around the northern border of Natrona county for this next system. Casper likely will not see much precipitation at all this weekend, with the best chance coming in on Saturday. This heavier snowfall looks to be more of a late Saturday overnight into Sunday type of deal, mainly for places such as Sheridan.
Winds over the weekend will be off and on for locations, with some getting stronger winds on Friday, others on Saturday, and some others even on Sunday. They should not be quite as crazy as what the state saw on Wednesday, where sustained speeds were over 40mph in multiple locations with gusts exceeding 60 mph in many of those same locations. The strongest sustained winds this weekend will likely be a little over 30 mph with gusts in the 50mph+ range. The winds look to taper off early next week once the weekend cold front passes.
Next week looks to be a cool one overall, with temperatures finally expected to remain below average for the first time since the start of the fall season. The first winter event for the fall technically occurred during the summer, as the first official day of Fall this year was September 22nd. Temperatures are expected to start the week in the mid to upper 50s, falling to the mid 40s by the week’s end.
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