Strong Winds With Next Cold Front
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming cooled down slightly after the dry cold front Saturday night. It won’t be long until the next cold front arrives Monday evening into Tuesday morning. Until then, high temperatures will warm Sunday into Monday in the 60s with mostly clear skies and sunshine though cloud coverage will increase throughout Monday afternoon. Lows will be at and near freezing around the state Monday morning.
Monday afternoon winds will start to increase in speed. They will grow stronger into the evening and Tuesday morning hours ahead of and with the next cold front. Wind watches will transition to wind warnings during this time. Rain and snow showers will stay mainly in the western half of the state until midnight. Tuesday morning is when the precipitation will start to spill in the eastern half of the state. The majority of the snow should cease by noon Tuesday with exception for a few isolated light snow in the mountains and throughout the state. Snow totals are forecasted to similar amounts with the last wet cold front we endured. Several inches in the northwest, 1 to 2 inches in north central, and less than 1 inch of snow in east and southern Wyoming.
Winds will be strong and persistent starting Monday evening. Wind direction will shift from southwest Monday afternoon to northwest going into Tuesday afternoon. There may be some short lulls in the morning hours but it won’t be long until they pick up again. Tuesday and Wednesday will have warning level winds throughout the state. There is no specific region of Wyoming with this concentration of high wind gusts as many of the neighboring states are forecasted to have similar conditions. Expect more delays along the interstate and some partial closures due to winds starting late Monday night.
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