Blizzards Pass, Warming Temperatures to Start the Week
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The wrap around moisture brought blizzards to the northeast part of the state from the last cold front. Luckily, Montana and the western Dakotas took the brunt of harsh winter weather with power outages reported in the thousands in the Dakotas without power. With that out of the picture, Wyoming can soak in some Spring rays over the next few days. Gillette saw 11.5 inches of snow in the heart of the blizzard warning while Cheyenne was passed over once again in the rain and snow category as the city falls further behind in monthly and annual precipitation averages. Like the deserts miss the rain, so do Wyomingites in Cheyenne. Moving forward, Wyoming will start off with a mild Monday to include light winds, plenty of sunshine, and high temperatures in the mid-40s to mid 50s. Overnight Sunday, clouds will scatter and low temperatures will drop from the upper teens to high 20s.
A welcomed break from weather will draw high pressure into the region meaning warmer temperatures and drier conditions in the coming days. Don’t be surprised if southeast Wyoming is encompassed in the fire outlook map later this week when breezy conditions pickup again.
Tuesday we’ll see a large jump in high temperatures of almost 20F in southeast Wyoming. Additionally, winds will shift from the southwest impacting the western and southern border cities and increase in speed to around 30 mph. A mid week weather event is forecasted. We’ll follow-up with that as it develops.
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