2nd Round of Snow Showers Set to Begin this Afternoon
March 25th, 2021
The new drought monitor was released this morning, and unfortunately it did not bear much good news. Sheridan is no longer under any level of drought, and that is the only change across the state from last week. With that being said, another round of snow showers is set to begin today and they will stick with us through the day tomorrow and into tomorrow night. These showers most certainly are not going to do a whole lot for drought conditions, but they are better than getting nothing.
For today, the northwestern part of the state will see them move in from the west first during the lunchtime hours. More showers will begin to pop up along the I-80 corridor during the late afternoon hours, becoming more widespread as the evening progresses. During this time the dominant wind direction for most of us will be out of the southwest, keeping temperatures a bit mild ahead of the cold front. As we progress into the overnight hours, this will begin to change.
The cold front will push through Wyoming during the overnight hours from the northwest to the southeast. As it does so, the wind direction will shift from the southwest to the north, and the shower activity along the I-80 corridor in southern Wyoming will be cut off while a new wave of showers begins along the Wyoming-Montana border. This will begin to head southward as we head into Friday morning.
Casper, Riverton, and Buffalo are still seeing level 4 drought conditions, and for all three of them the opportunity for snow showers arrives tomorrow morning as showers begin to push southward from the northern border. There is a very good chance that all three locations will see snow during the morning hours, with a possibility that some may linger into the afternoon hours. Cheyenne and Laramie on the other hand will likely not see these move in until the later afternoon hours of Friday and into the evening, with Cheyenne potentially seeing them into the overnight hours of Friday towards Saturday. Goshen County as well as the Nebraska Panhandle will likely see rain showers instead of snow showers, and that possibility is there as well for parts of Platte County. For everyone else, expect a wet snow with the showers.
By Saturday morning, the clouds will be clearing out and the precipitation over with as springtime temperatures and sunshine begin to take over the state as the final weekend of March progresses. Forecast snow totals for everywhere outside of northwest Wyoming by Saturday morning are under 2 inches, so impacts from these showers are expected to be minimal. Temperatures are anticipated to be in the mid to upper 40s on Saturday, the upper 50s on Sunday, and into the 60s by Monday, all under sunny skies.
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