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Weekend Warm-Up Before Snowy Cold Front

Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 7:38 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Temperatures warmed up across Wyoming today as we head into the weekend with the 50s and 60s. This will continue into Sunday late afternoon and evening when the next cold front makes its way toward us. Low temperatures are closer to freezing Friday night as a result from the warm-up this afternoon. It feels like Spring as the official start is this Sunday.

Temperatures will continue to increase over Saturday and Sunday.
Temperatures will continue to increase over Saturday and Sunday.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Breezy winds from the west will shift to the southwest and south into Saturday. Early Saturday wind gusts in the southeast of Wyoming will be in the mid 30mph range. The gusts will migrate northwest into the Rawlins, Riverton and Casper region by late Saturday afternoon. The remainder of the state will see wind gusts in the mid 20s Sunday morning before the central area will have 30mph winds for the afternoon from the south giving us the typical Wyoming breezy conditions.

Breezy conditions will move about the southeast and central part Wyoming Saturday.
Breezy conditions will move about the southeast and central part Wyoming Saturday.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Cloud coverage across Wyoming will increase Saturday evening into Sunday. Sunday afternoon the west and north portions of the state will incur the leading edge of the next weather system. It won’t reach Cheyenne until late Sunday. Preliminary snowfall has several inches at the western border, 1 to 2 inches in central and less than an inch near the eastern border though those figures can change over the weekend.

Preliminary snow totals are higher to the west and decrease as the cold front moves east across...
Preliminary snow totals are higher to the west and decrease as the cold front moves east across Wyoming.(Ryan Shollenberger)

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