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Strong weekend winds expected to batter Cheyenne area


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — While skies are expected to remain mostly sunny throughout the coming weekend, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne is predicting some very strong winds to hit the capital city.

Today will begin with mostly cloudy skies, though those should gradually become sunny as the afternoon progresses, with a high temperature near 34 degrees. Meanwhile, winds moving in from the west and northwest will blow in at 20–30 mph, increasing to 30–40 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph, the NWS in Cheyenne reports.

After sundown, the Cheyenne-area forecast includes a 20% chance of snow after 11 p.m., with temperatures dropping to a low of around 22 degrees. Winds are only expected to grow even stronger at night, with a west wind of 40–45 mph and gusts as high as 60 mph.

Sunday will see a 30% chance of snow in the morning before 11 a.m., after which temperatures should rise to a high near 35 degrees in the afternoon. It’s likely to be another windy day, with west-northwest winds reaching 35–40 mph. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.