Warm, Windy Weekend Before Snowy Cold Front
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Another seasonably warm Wyoming weekend with high wind gusts throughout the state. Some as high as 50mph in southeast corridors. Partial road closures plague the highways for high and low profile vehicles along I-80 and I-25 from Cheyenne to Elk Mountain and Cheyenne to Douglas respectively. Wind Warnings will end late Sunday morning.
Low temperatures this evening are in the 30′s to the east and 20s to the west in the state. High temperatures tomorrow are in the 50s to the east, 40s in central, and 30s in western Wyoming. Sunday evening will be the start of a massive cool down as the next cold front pushes into the state from the northwest. In 48 hours, our high temperatures will drop by 50F. Single digit high temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday before we finally start to slowly warm up again. It wont be until next weekend when we see temperatures at or above freezing. Quite the long cold spell, even by Wyoming norms.
Snow will start in the northwest Sunday evening and will reach the majority of the state Monday with the most significant snowfall. Conservative estimates start around 2 inches in Cheyenne while isolated locations of Lusk, Wheatland, Rawlins, and Jackson Hole are forecasted for 6 to 7 inches. Dress warm this week and expect partial road closures throughout the state before WYDOT can get to them.
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