The Sun is Back for Today, but Another Round of Snow Showers is Likely Ahead of the Weekend
March 24th, 2021
Widespread snow showers hit much of Wyoming on Tuesday, however the only areas that saw any meaningful impact were Buffalo in Northern Wyoming and Cheyenne and the I-80 corridor in Southeast Wyoming. Today the sun has returned, quickly melting any snow that fell during the evening and overnight hours. Today’s sunshine is simply a tease for what is to come this weekend, but without the spring warmth. Temperatures for this afternoon are expected to remain quite mild, with highs for most locations getting into the lower and mid 40s and Southeast Wyoming hanging around the mid to upper 30s. Slightly warmer conditions are expected to arrive tomorrow before a cold front brings more snow showers to parts of the state before the weekend.
The next round of snow showers will likely have similar impacts to yesterday’s round: very little. Some locations may wake up to slick roads, but accumulations are expected to remain minor. There are a few major differences between yesterday’s showers and the ones beginning tomorrow, however. The main difference is origin and location of impacts. Much of the activity yesterday took place in Central Wyoming, especially in Fremont County. With tomorrow’s round, there isn’t even a guarantee that Fremont County will be impacted. The majority of the activity looks to take place along the I-80 corridor and the northwestern part of the state. This isn’t great news for Central Wyoming, which is continuing to see the worst drought conditions around the state. Of course, scattered showers aren’t exactly helpful for relieving drought conditions, but they are better than nothing.
Wind direction will be a bit different as well, with much of it expected to come out of the southwest at slower speeds than what came out of the north on Tuesday. The wind is expected to become northerly once Friday arrives and the showers begin to fizzle out ahead of the weekend. Cheyenne and Laramie have a very good chance to see showers both tomorrow and into Friday, while Casper and Riverton will likely only see them come Friday should they see any activity at all. The skies are expected to clear Friday evening ahead of a sunny and spring-like weekend, especially on Sunday when many locations will see temperatures soar into the upper 50s.
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