A Cold Front Crosses the State Today
Wednesday has started out fairly mild as far as temperatures are concerned. By this afternoon temperatures will make it into the 40s and lower 50s in many areas, with 30s further west and in the mountains.
The cooler conditions to the west will be compliments of a cold front passing through the state today. Clouds will fill in more in the west with snow to follow. The western third of the state, including the Tetons and Wind Rivers, will see the bulk of the snow. There a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 5 PM. As the day wears on the clouds will fill into central and eastern Wyoming with scattered snow showers developing there later today and tonight. The Sierra Madre and Snowy ranges in the south central part of the state are also under a Winter Weather Advisory. Snow accumulations in the lower elevations will be fairly light.
The wind will continue to be of a concern in some parts of the state. Parts of south central Wyoming, including a stretch of I-80 between Rock Springs and Rawlins, and then northeast from there up through Casper are under a High Wind Warning through early this afternoon. Regions to the east of the warning area will be in line for strong, gusty winds for another day as well.
The cold front will leave behind cooler conditions for Thursday. Leftover snow showers will still be found in the state’s mountain ranges, with likely dry conditions elsewhere.