Multiple Rounds of Snow Showers Ahead
February 16th, 2021
Tuesday is likely to be the second warmest day of the week, however it also brings the second best chance for snow this week behind Wednesday. High pressure over the great plains is weakening, and a cold front will be pushing through Wyoming Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday. This cold front will not be very strong, however it will bring some added moisture that will support the development of scattered snow showers around the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. These are likely to begin firing up around Wyoming in the late lunchtime hours today, and once they form, they will begin marching southeast as temperatures steadily drop. Low temperatures tonight and into tomorrow morning will be chilly, however they won’t be nearly as cold as what Wyoming experienced over the weekend.
No locations are guaranteed to see snow, however those that do see it will likely see some accumulations due to the already cold ground conditions. Some places could see an inch or two of new snowfall between Tuesday and Wednesday before the snow activity comes to an end heading into Thursday morning. The most activity will likely take place during the evening and early overnight hours tonight before subsiding a bit tomorrow morning. An even higher chance of showers will occur beginning around lunchtime on Wednesday and into the overnight hours towards Thursday. Temperatures on Wednesday will be a bit cooler than today, however they should still be warmer than Monday’s highs for many locations. Thursday will be even cooler than Wednesday despite the return of sunshine as the melting snow on Thursday will absorb heat from the air, thus cooling it.
Heading into Friday warmer conditions will return to Wyoming as a warming trend will begin over the weekend and especially the start of next week. It does look like there will be a decent chance of snow on Saturday, however as of now models are in disagreement as to where it will be, with the European predicting most of the snow will be along the I-80 corridor in southern Wyoming on Saturday and the American predicting it will be more towards the middle of the state. Strong winds are also expected in southeastern Wyoming Friday afternoon, with sustained speeds in Cheyenne and Laramie likely to exceed 40 mph at some points during the afternoon. In terms of wind, the next widespread windy day looks to be next Monday when temperatures for most locations in Eastern and Central Wyoming will be over the 40 degree mark.
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