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Strong Winds to Return to Southeast Wyoming Saturday

January 29th, 2021
The Opening to Weather Segments
The Opening to Weather Segments(KGWN)
Published: Jan. 29, 2021 at 11:53 AM CST
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The final work week of January is in the books, and it is most certainly finishing on a pleasant note as temperatures soar for many into the 50s this afternoon. This comes despite plenty of cloud cover around the state. However, the heat will not carry into the weekend as a weak trough moves through the region overnight, dropping temperatures and bringing some snow showers into Saturday. The chances for snow seem to have shifted more into Saturday afternoon now, though a few could still occur after the midnight hour Friday night. And while temperatures will drop for Saturday afternoon, highs in the southeastern part of the state will still be in the lower 40s with the middle of the state still seeing mid to upper 30s. In other words, it’s not a very drastic drop.

Wind has not been a major concern lately (and for that we are all grateful), though the middle of the state did see some decent gusts on Wednesday and Thursday. Those are calming throughout the day today and will make a shift to the southeastern part of the state Saturday afternoon. Cheyenne will likely be the windy spot with most sustained speeds remaining in the 30-40 mph range. It will be possible for stronger speeds at times Saturday afternoon, and gusts could reach speeds over 60 mph. Laramie and Wheatland will also likely see some decent winds, and things could get breezy in the Panhandle of Nebraska for places like Scottsbluff. Things are expected to calm heading into Sunday.

Sky conditions for this weekend involve more cloud cover on Saturday, especially early on. These should begin to clear during the later afternoon hours and into the evening, with Sunday expected to be a sunny and relatively calm day around the state. Another ridging pattern will build in heading into the start of February, with more cloud cover expected to build in yet again come Monday. 50s and upper 40s are expected to kick the month off despite the cloud cover however until a much more powerful trough moves in Wednesday and will bring the next opportunity for winter weather.

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