Snow Showers Remain Possible Through MLK Day

January 18th, 2021
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Published: Jan. 18, 2021 at 11:55 AM CST
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A weak low pressure system moved through the region overnight, and a cold front has brought cooler conditions and scattered snow showers to Wyoming for MLK Day. These began overnight, with many locations waking up to a dusting of snow. Wind direction has again shifted to the northwest, bringing cold wind chills to much of the state. Thankfully, the winds are not nearly as crazy as they were during the back half of last week. Overall this week wind conditions will be much calmer, however southeast Wyoming will likely see strong winds on Wednesday. The good news is Wednesday is expected to be the warmest day of the week.

As for the snow chances for today, showers remain possible for many, however the regions most likely to see them are Northern and Central Wyoming. Impacts should overall be minimal, however dustings will be possible in several locations. The mid-afternoon hours is when the northern and central regions of the state will have the best chance to see more snow, with the southeastern part of the state most likely to see snow showers during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Chances overall for Southeast Wyoming remain lower however, and impacts will be negligible. There is no guarantee that Cheyenne will see any snow today.

Once tonight arrives, the snow activity should cease around the state, with maybe a couple of stray showers lingering in the northern portion of the state. Tomorrow the sun will return to much of Wyoming, however temperatures will remain either the same or only slightly warmer than what is being seen today. Wednesday will see a drastic change in temperature in the upward direction, with places like Cheyenne jumping almost 15 degrees. For the Capital City, this will be accompanied with a flashback to last week with powerful winds. Joining Cheyenne with the wind will be Laramie, Wheatland, and likely Torrington as well. Casper will see borderline windy conditions on Wednesday, however the worst is expected to remain off to the southeast.

During the back half of the week snow chances look to rise around the state, however at this time it remains uncertain which day(s) the best chances are, and weather models are not in agreement on who will see the snow or how much either.

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