Warm Spring Temperatures
14 March 2022
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - So far, this week is off to a great start with nice warm temperatures and clear skies. We see a slight change in that going toward the middle of the week, but it should go back to warm and windy conditions like we saw today by the end of the week and heading into the weekend. The only thing of concern are the high-wind warnings around the elk Mountain region near I 80, and around the Wheatland region near I 25. We’ve only seen a few moderate delays from those winds but no closures so far. Clouds will remain at bay thanks to the strong winds until a relatively weak cold front move through late Tuesday and into Wednesday. This system is not expected to bring significant snowfall. As a matter of fact, most of the snow will just be in the mountainous regions in the northwest near Jackson and Yellowstone.
On Wednesday, we can expect some isolated rain and snow showers for the northern half of the state with increasing cloud cover for everywhere else. Temperatures will drop off slightly, but not be as cold as the last few systems. Winds are going to continue picking up from the south west with gusts getting the worst tomorrow during the evening time. 40 to 50 mph wind gusts will likely cause some partial closures on I 25 and I 80. By the time this next cold front pushes through, most of the winds will calm down.
Overnight tonight, temperatures are going to be a little bit warmer than what we saw last night with a number of places saying above the freezing point. Sky should stay mostly clear with only a little bit of cloud cover in the far western regions of the state. By tomorrow, skies will stay clear for the morning and temperatures will warm up into the upper 50s and even reaching the lower 60s for the far eastern regions. Clouds will begin building during the late afternoon with winds picking up during that time as well. While temperatures are expected to drop just a little bit going into Wednesday and Thursday, we can expect a warm and clear weekend once again.
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