High Winds Tonight, Monday Morning
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wind gusts will increase into the night hours. High Wind Warnings are valid in the northeast, central, and southeast Wyoming until Monday at 5:00am. The highest wind prone southeast region encompasses Garrett and Laramie to the north and Laramie and Cheyenne to the south. Wind gusts at this area can gust in excess of 60 mph. There are already partial closures on I-25 between Cheyenne and Wheatland and I-80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins for light and high profile vehicles. Winds will slowly migrate to the southeast in the Monday morning hours toward Cheyenne. Speeds will have decreased by noon to less than 40 mph in the Capital City. Snow showers will follow.
Winter Weather Watches are also issued to include Medicine Bow and Routt National Forest as north-central Colorado is forecasted to have over a foot of snow. Those high snowfall totals can spill into south-central mountainous Wyoming terrain for Monday and Tuesday snow event. The Jackson Hole area is also forecasting a foot of snow. More average snowfall measurements are 2 to 3 inches in central Wyoming with 2 to 4 inches in the southeast.
By Tuesday afternoon most of the snow showers will have cleared to the south and east leaving cold polar air behind the cold front over Wyoming and the lowest temperatures during the day and coldest the next morning in single digits. However, Wednesday temperatures will warm up quickly into the end of the week bringing us up to average seasonal highs and lows for the end of November into early December.
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