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Cold Front Right Behind

15 March 2022
Published: Mar. 15, 2022 at 11:09 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today was one of the nicest and also warmest days of the week. While spring is right around the corner, winter is not finished with us just yet. There’s a small cold front coming in from the west that will be affecting many of the cities tomorrow and on Thursday. The good news is that this is a relatively weak cold front. The heaviest of snow will remain in the far north western corner of the state with about 3 inches projected for Jackson. Because of that, they are currently under a winter weather advisory. Rain and snow should move into the Casper region by late tomorrow afternoon and evening and toward the southeast by early Thursday morning. About an inch of snow is projected for both areas, but it’s unlikely to stick around given just how warm the temperatures have been lately. Just expect a slight cooldown over the next few days because of the system as well as an increase in cloud cover and precipitation chances.

This cold front will be bringing in some small snow showers with about an inch at most in some...
This cold front will be bringing in some small snow showers with about an inch at most in some areas. Overall, it won't stick around given the warm temperatures.(Jordan Frazier)

There were some strong winds today coming from the south west picking up to over 40 mph. It did cause a few travel delays and even some partial closures along interstate 25. Luckily, most of those have been lifted at this time with just a few moderate delays near mountainous regions where winds tend to be stronger. When this cold front moves through, the winds will be calming down and begin pushing in from the north. This will lower windchill values during the overnight hours, but nothing like what we saw over the last few weeks.

The cold front will be decreasing wind speeds and also shifting the wind to come in from the...
The cold front will be decreasing wind speeds and also shifting the wind to come in from the north, allowing for overnight wind chills to dip a bit.(Jordan Frazier)

Overnight tonight sky should remain nice and clear with temperatures staying above freezing for the eastern half of the state. Tomorrow, expect an increase in cloud cover throughout the day and temperatures to be a bit cooler as a result. Precipitation chances for the central regions of the state do go up with isolated rain showers early, then turning into snow. By the end of the system, we can expect the clouds to clear out and temperatures to warm right back up for the weekend.

With an increase in cloud cover and precipitation chances, temperatures will take a slight dip,...
With an increase in cloud cover and precipitation chances, temperatures will take a slight dip, but nothing drastic like we've seen over the last few weeks.(Jordan Frazier)

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