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Dry Cold Front Saturday Night

Slight cool down Sunday
Published: Apr. 2, 2022 at 7:59 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A dry cold front is moving over Wyoming Saturday night. There may be some rain/snow along the northern border but most of that will stay in Montana. As a result, wind gusts will increase in the northern half of the state reaching the mid 30s and even 50 mph in the Gillette region. Additionally, high temperatures will cool slightly across the state Sunday in the 50s. Monday we’ll bounce back to the 60s. Lows temperatures tonight will be near freezing. Besides breezy winds, a pleasant weekend remains and will carry into Monday.

A slight cool down across Wyoming will occur Sunday.
A slight cool down across Wyoming will occur Sunday.(Ryan Shollenberger)

The weather has been very up and down recently with more frequent incoming cold fronts. The severity of weather from the fronts are less impactful as we transition into Spring for now. The dry cold front tonight is an example. Not enough moisture is in the region for any significant precipitation event. However, the winds will have an impact, especially in the northern half of the state Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Winds across the region will decrease throughout Sunday as the dry cold front pushes east. A brief cool down of temperatures will be left in the cold front’s wake Sunday but not a major drop in temperatures as will occur Tuesday.

Winds will impact the northern half of the state Saturday evening. Overnight they will migrate...
Winds will impact the northern half of the state Saturday evening. Overnight they will migrate to the northeast as the low pressure of the cold front moves into South Dakota.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Late Monday into early Tuesday a more impactful cold front will move across Wyoming. Winds will increase significantly as over 50 mph gusts are initially forecasted Monday afternoon throughout the state in select locations. A mix of rain and light snow will accompany the front as 1 to 2 inches of snow in the north and less than 1 inch in the southern half is forecasted at this time. With the high winds, leaning to the side of caution, the worst weather conditions could be brief intermittent snow squalls as we saw a couple weeks ago. Snow squalls would obscure driving visibility in addition to the wind hazards that will be in effect along much of the interstate.

Dry cold front Saturday night cools Wyoming off slightly Sunday before we start to warm once...
Dry cold front Saturday night cools Wyoming off slightly Sunday before we start to warm once more. Late Monday, early Tuesday, a more significant cold front will move across Wyoming.(Ryan Shollenberger)

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