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Wintry weekend ahead for Cheyenne

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Officially, winter doesn’t begin for roughly another month. However, Cheyenne-area residents will likely get a taste of some winter weather this weekend, according to reports from the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

Today begins with a 30% chance of snow showers before noon. Cloudy skies are expected to become sunny as the day progresses, and the NWS in Cheyenne predicts a high temperature near 20 degrees.

Forecasts place windchill values between minus 5 and 5 degrees. Winds moving in from the north at 5–15 mph are expected to make conditions feel even colder.

Late at night, patchy, blowing snow is likely to start after 2 a.m. Skies will remain mostly clear, though, with a steady temperature around 17 degrees. The night is also expected to be blustery, with a west-northwest wind of 15–20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.

On Sunday, people can expect patchy, blowing snow between noon and 2 p.m. The day will become sunny as it progresses, with a high near 30 degrees. Throughout the day, windchill values should oscillate between zero and 10 degrees, the NWS in Cheyenne reports, as gusts reach up to 30 mph.