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Winter Weather Coming In

22 December 2021
Published: Dec. 22, 2021 at 9:48 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today was very similar to yesterday, warm and windy. Luckily, the winds were not as strong as what we saw yesterday, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up as the winds look to be strong for much of the state tomorrow afternoon and evening. Sky conditions were well enough that there were some clouds, but the breeze was enough to move them out of the way. Going into the holidays, the weather situation will be very active. Starting tomorrow, there will be an influx of moisture in the western regions as well as the southern central regions. This is due to an incoming cold front and the strong winds fueling the winter weather with warm and moist air. As a result, there are currently winter storm watches and warnings for those areas and snow is likely to accumulate over and inch, with even more so expected in the mountains and higher elevations.

The incoming cold front that'll cool us down by Christmas has a lot of moisture in front of it,...
The incoming cold front that'll cool us down by Christmas has a lot of moisture in front of it, so we can expect lots of snow showers tomorrow in the south and the west.(Jordan Frazier)

The winds, as I mentioned before, are coming back too. This time, they will be picking up across much of the state with gusts getting over 50 MPH in some cities with the possibility of even higher gusts in isolated areas. Because of this, the best time to be running errands will be in the early morning hours when the winds are calmer. I expect a number of partial closures and delays on the highways and interstates. Unfortunately, it’s just that time of year in Wyoming. The temperatures don’t look be cooling off until the end of the week.

After both Cheyenne and Casper have seen strong winds over the last week, it's time for the...
After both Cheyenne and Casper have seen strong winds over the last week, it's time for the rest of the state to join in. Gusts are expected to reach or even exceed 50 MPH.(Jordan Frazier)

Tonight, temperatures will be above average once again with much of the eastern half of the state staying above the freezing point. Clouds will be building overnight in preparation for the weather near the end of the week. Tomorrow, expect highs to be similar to what we’ve seen for much of this week. The strong winds will keep the wind chill values lower, but they will also be bringing in the clouds. Still, the next big cool down looks to be around Christmas Eve to Christmas with a slight chance for flurries, but given the temperatures, it is unlikely much will stick.

Until the holidays when the next cold front finally cools us down, we will be stuck with...
Until the holidays when the next cold front finally cools us down, we will be stuck with unseasonably warm conditions with some places getting close to the record.(Jordan Frazier)

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