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Incoming Winter Weather

13 January 2022
Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 6:11 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Throughout much of the week, we have seen mostly clear skies and nice warm temperatures. Today is the warmest day of the week with a number of cities in the eastern regions getting into the 50s. Unfortunately, the clouds came in to make it feel very dull. These clouds are coming in from the northwest as excess moisture is moving in along with the next frontal system. We will start to notice it overnight as the cold front come from Montana bringing in a northerly flow of air and dropping some snow. It’ll start off as rain, but as the temperatures drop below the freezing point overnight, it’ll turn to mixed precipitation, then snow. Most of the snowfall will be throughout the overnight hours into tomorrow morning, but new updated models are showing most places getting under an inch in terms of accumulation. Keep in mind, the temperatures lately have been very warm so most of the snow that falls will melt once it hits the ground.

With the incoming cold front and excess moisture in the atmosphere, expect some snowfall...
With the incoming cold front and excess moisture in the atmosphere, expect some snowfall tomorrow early morning, but not much in terms of accumulation.(Jordan Frazier)

After the front moves in, the winds will be coming in from the north helping to cool off temperatures for our highs tomorrow. Gusts will begin picking up as well resulting in possible closures and delays for high profile vehicles along the interstates. Gusts are expected to be about 40 MPH with stronger ones in isolated areas. Much of the activity in general, the snow, wind and cold, will stick to the eastern half of the state as the front is expected to stall out before it reaches the west.

When the front moves through, the gusts are going to be picking up from the north allowing for...
When the front moves through, the gusts are going to be picking up from the north allowing for cooler weather but also some road closures.(Jordan Frazier)

Overnight tonight, the northern areas will get the precipitation around midnight and the southern areas will get it by tomorrow morning around sunrise. Much of the activity will fizzle out as we head into the lunch hour. Lows tonight will be just below the freezing point, allowing for the snow to settle. Highs tomorrow will be about what the lows were overnight. This is the typical pattern we see when a front moves through. Other than the winds, the skies will clear up and the temperatures will warm up as we make our way through the weekend and into next week.

Highs around the state tomorrow will be very similar to the lows we will see overnight tonight....
Highs around the state tomorrow will be very similar to the lows we will see overnight tonight. A typical pattern for when a cold front comes through.(Jordan Frazier)

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