Warm Today, Temporary Cool Down Tomorrow
19 April 2022
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Despite the increase in cloud cover throughout the state, temperatures warmed up very early into the upper 60s and 70s across the region. While this is a nice welcome into spring, a brief cold front moving through overnight will drop off our highs tomorrow. There is no need to worry as this cool down will only be temporary because the frontal system is very week. In terms of precipitation, there will be some scattered rain and snow showers during the overnight hours tonight. Most of the snow is expected to stick in the mountainous regions as low temperatures will try to stay above freezing once again. Accumulation amounts are going to be minimal with most of the delays in traffic resulting from the wind.
Wind gusts around the region today got above 40 MPH coming in from the west where the cold front is. These gusts are going to help push the front through during the overnight and then helping to push out the clouds and moisture as we head into Thursday. Because of the consistent gusts expected throughout the day, don’t be surprised to see some moderate delays o the interstates and highways as well as partial closures for high profile vehicles in isolated mountain regions like Elk Mountain.
Overnight tonight, expect scattered rain showers in the center part of the state and snow showers along the mountain ranges. Nothing big in terms of heavy accumulation or severe weather is expected, and it should all dissipate by the early morning hours. Lows will be warm with only the northwest projected to be below freezing. Tomorrow, gusts from the west will persist during the day and high temperatures will be around seasonable levels with high 50s and low to mid 60s expected. It’ll warm right back up on Thursday and Friday with winds coming in from the south before the next, much stronger, cold front comes through over the weekend.
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