Warmer Temperatures Continuing
7 December 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After the frigid start to the week, the cold front that passed through is actually starting to warm us up. It stalled out in the center of the state and is now a warm front moving to the northeast. As a result, temperatures today were above average reaching the 40s and tomorrow will be even warmer with highs reaching the 50s. The good news is that the strong westerly wind is moving it along as well as taking those clouds with it. As a result, tomorrow will be warmer, but with clearer skies. That is until the next cold front moves through. This will begin to take place tomorrow night with increasing cloud cover and increasing snow chances in the mountainous regions across the state. The biggest chance for snowfall will remain in the southern half of Wyoming with the heaviest and most accumulation taking place on Friday. Models are still all over the place in terms of totals so I will post those and talk about them in show a little bit closer to the winter storm event.
Winds are certainly not letting today or for the next few days. Gusts today resulted in a number of highway and interstate delays as well as some partial closures near Elk Mountain. I am expecting even more closures to continue into tomorrow as gusts are expected to be around 40-50 MPH. Once the snow hits, blowing snow will likely close off even more roads.
Tonight, temperatures are going to be on the warmer side like we saw during the day. Breezy conditions will continue but with less clouds. Lows will be more around the 30 range rather than the upper 10s and lower 20s. Tomorrow, the breeze will be sticking around and clouds will be increasing due to the approaching front. Snow is likely in the higher elevation, but not so much for the cities until Thursday.
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