Freeze Warning Saturday Night
Followed by Warmer Temperatures Sunday
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After the cold snow spell Thursday into Friday morning, we saw near record low temperatures across Wyoming Saturday morning. Cheyenne was 24F with the record of 23F set in 1882. Casper was 29F with a record of 26F in 2001. As for snowfall totals, I can’t wow you where the most significant snowfall occurred due to a lack of reporting in the remote areas of Snowy Range and Sierra Madre but it was forecasted at the 6-12″ range. Closer to Cheyenne we saw 2″ in the last 24 hours bringing up our total for the month to 2.7″. The cold temperatures will stick around for one more morning. Long enough to issue a freeze warning for many eastern counties from 9pm Saturday to 8am Sunday. Low 30s and 20s are forecasted around Wyoming.
Sunday Wyoming slightly warms to the 50s. This will persist for Monday and Tuesday as high temperatures despite the rain/snow showers and isolated thunderstorms we will observe. Winds won’t be much of an issue the next few days as high pressure and a loose pressure gradient leaves us with few breezy locations such as Cheyenne and Evanston near 30mph Sunday. Cloud coverage will stay to the west Sunday morning but slowly spill over to the east in the afternoon and evening fueling spotty rain showers and possible thunderstorms. These will last from the evening to after midnight into Monday morning.
Wyoming will try to stay dry to start the week as moisture is in abundance with short-wave weather features likely to spur a few showers and storms the next couple days.
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