Warm Before the Storm, Again
3 January 2022
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After the cold beginning to the New Year, we warmed up rather quickly heading into the beginning of the first work week of the new year. Temperatures were above freezing for many of the big cities today resulting in some slushy conditions. Mostly cloudy skies were covering the state today as an indicator for the upcoming cold front. Until then, temperatures will be above average until the middle of the week when the storm is expected to move through.
The first sign of this system will be the wind gusts. They will be picking up tomorrow affecting all cities around the state with gusts getting up to 50 MPH. Some regions are more than likely to see hurricane force winds over 70 MPH as well. As a result, there will be a number of road delays and closures. Working conditions outside will be hazardous as loose flying debris will be the main issue as well as damage to buildings.
Overnight tonight, temperatures will stay on the warmer end of the spectrum as the clouds move through thanks to the increase in our wind speeds. As we make our way into tomorrow, winds are staying strong and they will be moving that snow from the west. The far western regions can see the snow moving through overnight tonight and reaching into the northern and central areas of the state tomorrow by the afternoon and evening. Snowfall estimates are still in disagreement so be sure to watch my videos on Facebook to see the comparison.
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