Big Drop in Temperatures
19 May 2022
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The strong wind gusts blowing in before the front comes through caused a number of travel impacts and partial closures. Most of which stuck to the southern region of the state along interstate 80. Expect more impacts as we head into tomorrow, but this time will be as a result of snow. The radar throughout the day showed increasing rain and snow activity throughout the evening with a lot of that rain turning into snow as the temperatures drop below the freezing point. FutureCast models are showing the heaviest concentration of snowfall will remain in the southeast tomorrow especially along the mountain ranges. Once the front passes, another smaller front is trying to push in from the north, but will dissipate and not have a large impact throughout the region. Snow models are in agreement with most of the cities not expecting anything more than 2 inches.
The heaviest snowfall will be in Laramie and mountains to the south with over 4 inches projected. Compared to the wind gusts we saw throughout much of the state today causing a number of delays and partial closures, tomorrow will not be like that. Gusts this time will be coming in from the north getting up to about 35 mph. This does mean that wind chill values will be low given that the arctic air from Canada is being pushed in, so just be sure to bring that extra jacket with you if you have any overnight plans. Any road closures and delays tomorrow are more likely to be caused by snow rather than wind.
Overnight tonight, temperatures will be getting into the 30s for much of the state with northern and higher elevation areas getting below the freezing point. Tomorrow, the high temperatures won’t warm up all that much from the lows with a mix of 30s and 40s across the state. After all this snow and rain passes, temperatures will begin warming up and conditions will be clearing out by the end of the weekend.
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