Snow Chances Tonight/Friday AM for Parts of Wyoming have Dropped
January 7th, 2021
A weak low pressure system is still on track to bring some snow to a large portion of Wyoming tonight into tomorrow morning. However, it does not look like it will be as widespread as initially thought, and it may not push as far south as initially thought either. The timing of arrival still remains about the same, however. The western part of the state has already received a bit of snow this morning, and a thin line of light snowfall is pushing east across the state. Scattered showers are still expected to linger in western Wyoming throughout the day today, but the wave bringing snow to locations such as Casper will not arrive until late this afternoon and into the evening.
The wave from the north looks to arrive in Sheridan and Buffalo late this afternoon/early this evening, likely shortly before dinnertime. This will make its way into Casper in the early overnight hours, hanging around until the early morning hours Friday. Things should be cleared out well before lunch hours on Friday, and sunshine is expected to return for the bulk of the afternoon Friday for most locations before more clouds build in ahead of another weak low. When it comes to Cheyenne, however, this wave of snow from the north may not even reach that far south. The same goes for Laramie as well as parts of the Nebraska Panhandle. On top of that, even if Cheyenne were to receive some snowfall from this, temperatures Wednesday and today heated the ground up, and accumulation would not begin immediately.
In terms of accumulation, 2 inches would be the most anywhere in Wyoming sees. Impacts will be minimal, and strong winds are not expected to accompany the snow either, however things could get a little breezy for Cheyenne during the overnight hours tonight and into Friday. Casper is projected half an inch of snow, with Laramie and Cheyenne expected to see no accumulations. Sheridan and Gillette may see close to 1.5/2 inches.
The system arriving Saturday morning looks relatively similar in that it no longer looks to be as widespread as initially thought. Two separate waves are expected to move in; one from the northeast and one from the south, with the two linking up a bit over southeast Wyoming. This could mean two things for Cheyenne depending on the strength of the system on arrival: either the Capital City will see very little to nothing if they barely meet, or Cheyenne could see a bit of accumulation if the two do merge.
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