High Winds And Mountain Snow Expected Through Sunday
The main concern across the state of Wyoming today and this weekend will be high winds, especially across central and southeastern Wyoming. The highest winds will be found across I-25 (Colorado state line to Wheatland) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) today, where gusts up to 65 mph and some isolated higher gusts will be likely. Other areas, including I-25 (Wheatland to Casper), I-80 (Cheyenne to Nebraska state line), and US-85 (Colorado state line to Torrington), will see gusts between 50 and 65 mph. High winds will continue in central and southeastern Wyoming on Saturday and Sunday, with gusts between 50 and 65 mph. We will see partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and unseasonably mild temperatures during the day today as high pressure continues to build overhead. Daytime highs will remain in the 40's and 50's. A cold front will then slide across the area tonight into Saturday. This will create snow shower activity throughout the state's mountains and higher elevations, including parts of I-80 near Elk Mountain and over the Summit. Temperatures will become much colder and closer to average statewide for the start of the weekend. There will still be a chance for snow in the mountains on Sunday, while the rest of the state stays mainly dry. Temperatures will also become warmer and above normal for the end of the weekend.