Temperatures to Heat Up Ahead of Crazy Winds

January 11th, 2021
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Published: Jan. 11, 2021 at 11:58 AM CST
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It was a chilly weekend around Wyoming, especially on Saturday when a wave of snow passed through the southeastern part of the state. Things are expected to heat up rapidly to kick off the new week, with temperatures expected to crack the 50 degree mark in many locations Tuesday afternoon. Sky conditions Tuesday are likely to be mostly sunny in the southeastern region of Wyoming with a bit more cloud cover towards the middle of the state. Winds will begin to pickup late Tuesday night, and they will continue to howl up until the weekend for some locations. A weak high pressure will keep things benign and warm up until then.

Wednesday things get interesting. It is expected to be the warmest day of the week for many locations, however Wednesday evening and overnight into Thursday morning a wave of snow is expected to move into Wyoming from the northwest, affecting the mountainous northwest Wednesday evening and making its way into Central Wyoming during the early overnight hours into Thursday morning. Around the time of the sunrise on Thursday is when it will make its way into southeastern Wyoming. Nothing major is expected in terms of snow accumulations at this time, however the strong winds will likely make travel conditions very hazardous and greatly reduce visibility. Expect multiple Light and High Profile closures on interstates 80 and 25 in southeast Wyoming due to gusting winds, and potentially on I-25 north of Casper as well.

Temperatures on Thursday will be cooler once again with highs topping off in the 30s, and things will remain cooler into the following weekend when more snow will be possible. As of now it looks as though it will come Saturday.

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