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Cheyenne to savor warm weather after weekend storm

Cheyenne Botanical Gardens Feb. 4 (Stew Dyer / Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne residents are currently enjoying a spell of warm weather, a nice change after the weekend storm. The National Weather Service in Cheyenne forecasts sunny skies and elevated temperatures continuing into Tuesday, with some areas potentially seeing record warmth for early February.

Early Monday, areas of dense freezing fog were reported, particularly in the southern Nebraska Panhandle, but these are expected to dissipate swiftly. The forecast promises mostly clear skies and temperatures several degrees above average, courtesy of west to southwest winds aiding in a mild weather pattern across southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska.

Key Messages for Cheyenne Residents:

  • Enjoy the warm and dry conditions through Tuesday, but prepare for a midweek shift.
  • Elevated winds are expected early Monday and again on Thursday, potentially affecting wind-prone areas.
  • The upcoming storm system Wednesday into Thursday could bring significant snowfall to the mountains, with uncertain impacts on the valleys.

By midweek, southern Wyoming is set for a change. Breezy conditions are anticipated, especially near Arlington and Elk Mountain, with gusts reaching up to 45 mph. However, the focus shifts toward Wednesday and Thursday as another storm system approaches, likely bringing rounds of moderate to heavy snow to the Sierra Madre and Snowy mountains. Valley areas remain less certain to receive snowfall.

Detailed Forecast for Cheyenne

  • Today: Expect sunny skies with a high near 50. Winds will be coming from the south-southwest at 5–10 mph.
  • Tonight: The evening will turn mostly cloudy with a low around 28. West winds will be gentle at around 5 mph.
  • Tuesday: Look for mostly cloudy skies with a high near 52. West winds at 5–10 mph will shift to the southeast in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night: The night will be partly cloudy with a low around 28. A south wind at around 5 mph will switch to the west after midnight.
  • Wednesday: There’s a 40% chance of showers after 11 a.m. It will be partly sunny with a high near 51. West winds will blow at 5–10 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: Expect a chance of rain and snow showers before 8 p.m., then a chance of snow showers. It’ll be mostly cloudy and blustery with a low around 29. The chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Thursday: There’s a 30% chance of snow showers, mainly before 11 a.m. The day will be partly sunny with a high near 43 and breezy conditions.
  • Thursday Night: There’s a slight chance of snow showers before 11 p.m. Expect partly cloudy skies and blustery conditions with a low of around 22.
  • Friday: A slight chance of snow showers is in the forecast after 11 a.m. The day will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 40.
  • Friday Night: There’s a chance of snow showers with mostly cloudy skies and a low of around 18.
  • Saturday: Snow showers are possible. It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 32.
  • Saturday Night: Snow showers could continue. Expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low of around 14.
  • Sunday: The week ends on a brighter note with mostly sunny skies and a high near 35.