Dry and Breezy in the East; Snow in the West
West breezes will start to pick up once again in central and southern Wyoming. The gusty winds will then stick around throughout much of the weekend too. Portions of southeast Wyoming are under a High Wind Warning late this afternoon through Saturday morning. Sustained west to southwest winds of 35 to 45 mph are expected, with gusts to 65 mph at times. The strong winds are expected on Sunday as well. These downslope winds will keep conditions dry in much of the state too.
However, in the west a Winter Storm Warning is in effect mid day Friday through early Monday morning. A conveyor belt of Pacific moisture will bring several days of snow to the west and to the northwestern mountains. Elevations above 8,000 feet and those with west facing slopes could see several feet of snow. The higher mountain peaks could have wind gusts of 70 mph or better.
Overnight Sunday into Monday a cold front will move through the state. Some snow is expected in northern and south central Wyoming along the front. Monday will also be a cooler day.