Sunday Warmth Followed By Snow Showers
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Skies were bright and temperatures were above average Saturday. This warming trend will carry into Sunday for east Wyoming. Sunday high temperatures will be in the mid 40s to mid 50s in eastern Nebraska. Central and west Wyoming will be in the low 40s to 30s. Overnight low temperatures will be at or below freezing in eastern Wyoming with the exception of west Nebraska and the western half of Wyoming in the low 20s and teens.
Winds start off breezy from 30 to 35 mph in east Wyoming Saturday night. A surface trough stemming from Gillette sticks around eastern Wyoming keeping winds breezy. Sunday winds will remain breezy from Buffalo and Gillette to Rawlins and Laramie mostly gusting into the mid 30s mph range with gusts nearing 50 mph in the higher elevations. Winds will decrease into Sunday night and Monday morning. Monday afternoon is forecasted to be a normal breezy day with 20 to 30 mph gusts along the eastern Wyoming border.
Sunday from the southwest, additional clouds will fill in and snow showers will start over the Wind River Range early Sunday morning. Snow showers will stay at or west of the Wind River Range Sunday. Late Monday morning the snow showers will have moved east to reach Riverton and Sheridan by noon. The eastward progression will continue into the afternoon hours reaching Casper and Cheyenne by Monday evening with the help of additional moisture from the southeast originating from northern Colorado. Monday will start a 2 to 3 day weather event of snow showers throughout Wyoming and western Nebraska. Heavy snow (6 inches or greater) is possible in several locations such as Big Piney, Evanston, Rawlins Laramie, Casper, Douglas, Torrington and Scottsbluff by Tuesday evening. Scottsbluff is closer to 10 inches of snow with greater amounts to the east.
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