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Snow Chances are Rising

December 8th, 2020
A low pressure system will develop over Arizona later this week, pushing East Northeast across...
A low pressure system will develop over Arizona later this week, pushing East Northeast across the US, bringing plenty of snow to Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska.(KGWN)
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 12:05 PM CST
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The sunshine continues to stick with us as we head into the heart of the first full week of December, and it continues to feel more like early fall outside instead of late fall/early winter. That will change rapidly on Thursday as the next system prepares to roll in and a cold front pushes through Wyoming. Temperatures will be topping off in the low to mid 60s for today and tomorrow around the state, with highs in the mid to upper 30s expected on Thursday. Depending on what part of the state you live in, your chances at snow have likely changed since yesterday with the coming system.

We’ll start with Cheyenne first. This system is going to be coming from the south. This has dramatically INCREASED the chance for snow in Cheyenne, and the Capital City will be seeing more snow than the past couple of “dustings” that have passed through. It will likely end up being more snow than what we received on November 9th. However at this time it does not look like a setup that will top the late October 15 inches. As of now it looks as though this will begin for Cheyenne in the early morning hours Friday sticking with us through the day and potentially into early Saturday morning. As of now the forecast high for Friday in Cheyenne is 28, but don’t be surprised if that drops a bit. A saving grace for the Capital City right now is that the low pressure looks to be centered over Oklahoma. If it were closer to Eastern Colorado then Southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle would be buried. Colorado looks to take the brunt of the snow instead.

As for Casper, our chances have dropped but they are still there. We will likely see some snow beginning in the early morning hours of Friday as well, however it will be more on and off for us and will likely end Friday Night vs Saturday morning in Cheyenne. It may actually begin a bit later for us simply because it is coming up from the south, so don’t be surprised if the snow hasn’t begun by sunrise on Friday. Accumulations should be lower than what Cheyenne will receive, however a couple of inches should still be expected. Temperatures will drop to the low 30s on Thursday and Friday, and like Cheyenne, don’t be surprised if these drop more before the system rolls in. Things will warm up slightly for both locations over the weekend, however more snow seems possible come Monday, especially in Casper.

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