Snow Melt to Increase into the Weekend

March 18th, 2021
The Opening to Weather Segments
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Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 12:14 PM CDT
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The sunshine is back across the Cowboy State, and now more snow will melt as we head into the weekend. There are several positives about this, but there are also a few negatives to be aware of as we continue to dig ourselves out of the mess the storm this past weekend put us in. Everyone is waiting for the roads to be a bit more open and friendly as the crews continue their work, and the melting snow heading into this weekend should help a bit.

As the snow melts, it will become a bit softer and more slushy in the afternoon. This is the most optimal time to continue shoveling our cars out and to continue plowing residential streets and opening up the main roads a bit further. As of now many residential streets are give and take when cars are moving through, and main roads are one lane each way. The melting snow should hopefully open these up a bit more as we head into the weekend.

One of the major downsides to the melting snow, however, is that it becomes very hard to shovel during the morning hours and snowmelt turns into an icy glaze on roadways during the early hours as well. The roads may look clear, but if you are travelling a bit fast when you need to brake you may find yourself sliding when you wouldn’t expect to be. Take it slow, especially approaching intersections on roadways, to avoid any accidents caused by sliding on ice. Again, this is mainly a morning time issue.

Friday and Saturday will bring the warmest conditions of the week, with Friday bringing widespread sunny skies once again. In Cheyenne, as much cleanup as possible needs to take place before Sunday, as there remains potential for another round of snow Sunday and Monday that could bring a few more inches to Southeast Wyoming. However, at this time models seem to be trending away from that pattern and are beginning to trend more towards a system impacting Northern and Central Wyoming a bit more.

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