Cooler Than Normal Temperatures Continue, Snow Possible Tonight
A strong Canadian cold front will cross through the state of Wyoming today. Rain showers will mix with and turn to snow in far northern parts of the state later this afternoon and continue into early tonight. Mixed showers will quickly turn to light snow for the rest of eastern Wyoming by this evening and continue through early Friday morning. Lower elevations will see only small accumulations, mainly on grassy areas, while mountains and higher elevations could pick up a few to several inches. The main concern for all of eastern Wyoming this evening and overnight will be rapidly dropping temperatures, which will make roads slick and icy. Reduced visibility could also be possible at times for all of I-90, all of I-25 and portions of I-80 (Cheyenne to Arlington). Higher elevations of I-80 and the Summit in between Cheyenne and Laramie could also see small accumulations of snow on roads. Windy conditions will be also possible this afternoon and evening with the arrival of this cold front. Expect winds gusts between 30 and 40 mph, but we could see some gusting near 50 mph. Temperatures will remain cool and well below normal today, with daytime highs remaining in the 40's and 50's. Overnight lows will then drop into the upper teens across northern Wyoming with 20's possible for the rest of the state.
Higher pressure will build over the area on Friday and Saturday. Expect partially clearing skies with more settled weather for the end of the work week and start of the weekend. Temperatures will remain unseasonably cool on Friday, then quickly warm up to near averages by Saturday.