Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend
High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening. Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming. Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures. Daytime highs will be remain in the 30's and 40's, with 50's possible across the Plains. A Pacific cold front will then approach the state of Wyoming throughout the day on Saturday. Expect increasing clouds and gusty to windy conditions statewide. Most locations will see wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph, while wind prone areas of I-25 (Wyo Hill, Bordeaux, and Casper), I-80 (Buford, Vedauwoo, Arlington, and Elk Mountain), and US-85 (near Cheyenne) could see gusts as high as 60 mph. Temperatures, however, will remain mild and slightly above normal statewide for the start of the weekend. Snow showers will possible in far western portions of the state by the afternoon and evening and then continue to develop throughout the rest of the state overnight. Reduced visibility and slick, icy roads will be possible late Saturday evening into late Sunday morning across I-80 (Utah state line to Cheyenne) and all of I-90. Expect no major travel concerns elsewhere. Colder temperatures and another chance for snow arrive on Sunday.