Powerful Winds to Return Ahead of the Weekend
February 25th, 2021
The snow chances dropping as we move towards the weekend, although some showers will be possible Friday afternoon and evening. Wind will once again be the dominant factor ahead of the weekend, beginning in Central Wyoming today in cities such as Casper and then becoming a statewide problem throughout Friday afternoon, similar to what we saw to get the week started. Travel impacts will be likely, especially in the southeastern part of the state where snow fell overnight into this morning.
Starting today, sustained winds for Casper will likely be in the 25-30 mph range from the southwest, with gusts over 50 mph possible with them. A High Wind Warning is in effect for Natrona County until 11:00 PM tonight, although another warning will likely be issued ahead of tomorrow. The southeastern part of the state also has a pair of High Wind Warnings in effect until 8:00 PM Friday evening, one for the Laramie Mountain Range in Laramie, Albany, and Platte Counties, and the other in effect for Arlington and Elk Mountain in Carbon County.
The good news for today is there will be plenty of sunshine, and temperatures approaching the freezing point in Cheyenne should allow some of the snow to melt ahead of the windy Friday, however blowing snow Friday afternoon will still likely be a possibility, especially along the I-80 corridor heading west towards Laramie. For places like Casper, the only downside of today will be the strong winds, as the sunshine will allow things to warm up and feel rather pleasant outside. There may be a bit of cloud cover early in Cheyenne, however as the lunchtime hours arrive those should clear and the sunshine will be prominent across the state.
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