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Sunday Afternoon Rain Showers Forecasted for Wyoming

Published: Apr. 30, 2022 at 8:19 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Winds took the weather spotlight Friday and Saturday, especially in southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle. The Cheyenne airport and Sidney saw 49 mph Saturday. Wyoming will have clouds build overnight Saturday from the west ahead of the next cold front that will pass to our south over Utah and Colorado Sunday evening into Monday morning. The good news about this cold front is the change of pace it brings and the precipitation along with it. While the low pressure system will track under Wyoming, there is an abundant amount of moisture that will carry over the top. This should impact southeast Wyoming as the region has fallen behind its monthly and annual averages in March and April. Some models predict .50″ to .70″ inches of rain. Before that total amount by Monday morning, isolated thunderstorms are possible in the southeast along with rain showers Sunday afternoon and evening. As temperatures cool into Monday morning, the precipitation will turn mixed and into snow showers as it approaches freezing and the high temperature Monday is forecasted to be around 40F. Snow accumulation for the southeast is forecasted to over 1 inch so watch the road conditions to start your work week.

Around +1 inch of snow is forecasted in SE Wyoming after a good amount of rainfall from the...
Around +1 inch of snow is forecasted in SE Wyoming after a good amount of rainfall from the previous night.(Ryan Shollenberger)

With the passing of the cold front to the south, wind direction will be easterly from late Saturday night until Monday morning when the cold front passes underneath Wyoming. Before noon Monday, prevailing wind direction will be from the north and let the cold air pool over the forecast region. A tight pressure gradient north of the cold front will bring some breezy conditions to central Wyoming. Casper and Rawlins will get up to 40 mph early Monday morning after midnight briefly but those locations and others will decrease in wind speed as the low pressure system moves further away. By Monday at noon all showers will have moved out of the region.

A tight pressure gradient north of the cold front will increase wind speeds from Casper to...
A tight pressure gradient north of the cold front will increase wind speeds from Casper to Rawlins.(Ryan Shollenberger)

The remainder of the week is weather-packed as another Pacific driven cold front is right behind this one set to arrive Tuesday. The extended forecast for all Wyoming locations have rain or snow several days this week. Lets hope Cheyenne gets a lot of that action to catch up with rain totals and prevent southeast Wyoming from getting close to any fire outlook hazard zone.

Best rain and snow chances Cheyenne has had in awhile with up and down temperatures to keep us...
Best rain and snow chances Cheyenne has had in awhile with up and down temperatures to keep us on our toes through the week.(Ryan Shollenberger)

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