Wednesday Brings Best Chance of Snow this Work Week
February 17th, 2021
A handful of locations saw snow showers during the evening and overnight hours of Tuesday heading into Wednesday morning, including Cheyenne which added another half an inch to snow already on the ground from the weekend. Today brings an even higher possibility for snow showers than Tuesday did, however new accumulations shouldn’t be much more than an inch with the exception of higher elevations such as the snowy range. As of now there are no active watches, warnings, or advisories related to winter anywhere in Wyoming, indicating that overall impacts for today and tonight should be minimal.
Some areas are seeing some light showers as we approach the lunchtime hours, however much of the activity isn’t expected to begin until after 2:00 pm this afternoon, starting in the northern half and middle of the state and pushing southeastward as the day progresses. Casper will likely see the snow during the lunchtime hours and potentially into dinnertime, while Cheyenne could see it as early as the late afternoon hours with the heaviest precipitation arriving in the evening and early overnight hours. Cheyenne and other parts of Southeast Wyoming could see snow showers linger into Thursday morning, however they should not persist long Thursday as sunshine looks to make a return along with some stronger breezes.
Following today as well temperatures around the state will begin to climb heading into the weekend, and were it not for some snow chances on Saturday, they would climb into the start of next week. There is still disagreement with models as for where the snow is most likely to occur on Saturday, with the American model continuing to forecast the heaviest amounts in Central Wyoming and the European along the I-80 corridor in the southern portion of the state. As for temperatures, the 30s should be back widespread around the state by Friday afternoon and through the weekend before temperatures soar into the 40s and some locations into the lower 50s by next Tuesday. Strong winds will also make an appearance come Friday afternoon, especially in the southeastern part of the state in places like Cheyenne and Laramie. Winds should calm down for Saturday when the next potential wave of snow arrives before becoming more breezy on Sunday and even windier come Monday.
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