Quiet Weather Today, Turning Colder & Windy This Weekend With Snow
High pressure will control the weather today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds could be breezy to gusty at times, but no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer, but it will still be colder than normal. Expect daytime highs in the 20's with some lower 30's possible. An Arctic cold front will then approach the region tonight. This will cause clouds to thicken throughout the state. Snow showers will also develop in far northern parts of the state after midnight. As this cold front digs south, snow will be possible throughout the rest of the state by early Saturday morning and continue for the rest of the day. Light to moderate snowfall (2-4") will be possible across central and southeastern Wyoming, while smaller accumulations are expected elsewhere. Winds will also increase will the arrival of this cold front, with most locations seeing gusts between 35 and 50 mph. Reduced visibility, areas of blowing snow, and slick, icy roads will be likely statewide, including all of I-25, I-80, and I-90. Temperatures will also be significantly colder, with daytime highs in the teens and 20's. We will see a few more additional flurries or light snow showers on Sunday. The main concern will be high winds across southeastern Wyoming. Wind prone areas of I-25 (Colorado state line to Wheatland), I-80 (Rawlins to Nebraska state line), and US-85 (Colorado state line to LaGrange) could see wind gusts between 50 and 65 mph. This will make areas of blowing snow likely in these area, which will continue to reduce visibility and keep roads slick and icy. Expect improving travel conditions for the rest of the state on Sunday, but winds could still be strong at times. Temperatures will also remain cold and well below average.