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Cheyenne placed under high wind watch for blustery weekend ahead


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne-area residents should be prepared for a very windy weekend, according to report from the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

The NWS in Cheyenne has declared a high wind watch for the capital city that begins at 2 p.m. and continues until Monday morning at 5 a.m.

Today is likely to be sunny, with a high temperature near 52 degrees. Strong winds will move in from the west at 25–35 mph throughout the day, with gusts reaching speeds exceeding 45 mph.

After sundown, temperatures can be expected to drop to a low just below freezing, at around 30 degrees. Winds will likely stay unchanged through the night.

Sunday will be even warmer, with a high of 56 degrees. Wind speeds are expected to reach upwards of 40 mph throughout the day.

Sunday night will see temperatures drop to a low of around 37 degrees, while the wind picks up strength; the NWS in Cheyenne reports gusts of upwards of 50 mph in Sunday’s late-night hours.