Cold Temperatures and Some Snow Showers to Start Week
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After the cold front passed Cheyenne Sunday, all of Wyoming can feel the chill. Snow flurries were in the Riverton vicinity and a light snow dusting reached Cheyenne briefly Sunday night. The more significant snowfall is forecasted Monday afternoon as additional clouds and moisture start around the Wyoming-Montana border start to move south. Snow showers will persist Monday night into Tuesday morning. Snowfall amounts will be highest in the Sheridan-Gillette-Buffalo region at 2 to 3 inches. Central Wyoming will have 1 to 2 inches of snowfall. Outside of the previously mentioned, trace to 1 inch is possible. Low temperatures will be in the teens mostly across the state with some single digits mixed throughout. Tomorrows high temperatures will be below 40F in west Nebraska and at or below freezing throughout Wyoming. These temperatures will persist into Tuesday before a slight warm-up occurs ahead of the cold front Thursday.
Winds will be felt though not too blustery the next few days. Monday winds will be highest in southeast Wyoming from Lusk to Cheyenne nearing 30 mph. Winds will taper down closer to 20 mph in the evening and Tuesday morning before they pickup again Tuesday afternoon 30 to 35 mph for the eastern sector. This trend will continue Wednesday ahead of the next cold front system that is forecasted.
Another round of snow showers will return late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. This snowfall will be most significant in the northeast part of the state as 1 to 2 inches could be added to places like Gillette and Sheridan. By Thursday a drop in temperature will bring highs in the teens and 20s with lows in the single digits.
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