Continual Warming Trend
23 March 2022
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - If you were waiting for spring then today was your day. Temperatures warmed up into the upper 40s and lower 50s with clear skies. In terms of what we typically see this time of year, we were right on target. Certainly a change from Yesterdays snow showers and cooler temperatures, but I don’t believe anybody is complaining. High pressure is dominating the region right now and will continue on that trend going to the overnight hours. The one thing we’re watching right now is a small cold front pushing in from the north west by early tomorrow. This will increase cloud cover and precipitation chances for much of the northern cities. Temperatures themselves will stay at a similar level to what we saw today. The cold front will pause halfway through the state and then reverse out to the east as a warm front. This will allow the temperatures to warm up even more going toward the weekend getting close to record levels.
Wind gusts will be calming down over the next few days with the strongest of them remaining in the south eastern corner. Today, the winds were coming in from the north, but they will be shifting and coming in from the west by tomorrow morning. It should allow for warmer air to move into the state increasing our temperatures even more. The only time that changes will be Thursday and Friday when the front comes in, but then change right after it leaves. Expect breezy conditions in the southeast with gas getting up to about 35 to 40 mph. Travel delays shouldn’t be too bad considering they were only moderate impacts today from even stronger winds.
Overnight tonight, expect temperatures to stay warmer than we typically see this time of year with a number of cities staying above the freezing point. Clear skies should remain as the high-pressure system is still dominant over the state. Tomorrow, skies will get cloudy and isolated showers are possible for the northern half of the state. The southern half of the state will see mostly clear skies. Temperatures overall will be even warmer than what we saw today with a number of upper 50s and mid 60s for highs. This weekend is still projected to be very warm, but it won’t last long as another system looks to be pushing through going into early next week.
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