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Cheyenne faces below-average temps, possible weekend snowstorm

Lions Park Feb. 4. (Stew Dyer / Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As residents of southeast Wyoming brace for a mixed bag of weather conditions this week, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued key updates on what to expect.

According to the NWS in Cheyenne’s latest forecast discussion, the capital city will experience below-average temperatures continuing into Tuesday. However, a shift is expected as strong wind gusts are forecast to sweep through southeast Wyoming wind corridors between late Wednesday and early Thursday.

The weather outlook also highlights the potential for a significant winter system by the weekend, specifically from Sunday into Monday. Although details remain uncertain, the impact could be noteworthy for the region.

The short-term forecast through Wednesday points to a colder day today, with temperatures gradually warming up as a ridge moves into the western United States. By Wednesday, the approach of this ridge could lead to some elevated wind gusts, especially in wind-prone areas and across Carbon County.

From Wednesday night through Monday, the weather narrative shifts to quiet but windy conditions midweek, followed by warmer spring-like temperatures. By Thursday, an incoming upper-level trough is expected to flatten out the ridge, leading to increased wind activity and scattered rain and snow showers, particularly in Carbon and Albany counties.

The weekend forecast warns of a potential wet and windy period, with scattered precipitation chances increasing ahead of the strong low-pressure system moving closer from the California coast.

By Sunday, the scenario becomes more complex as the upper-level trough moves inland, with the possibility of significant precipitation starting thanks to strong vorticity advection across the western United States.

Detailed Forecast for Cheyenne

  • Today: There’s a 40% chance of snow showers, mainly after 3 p.m. The day will be partly sunny with a high near 39. Expect a west-southwest wind of 5–15 mph, shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: Snow showers are possible with a 30% chance, mainly before 7 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 25. A northwest wind of 5–10 mph will shift to the south-southwest in the evening.
  • Wednesday: The sun will shine brightly, with a high near 47. A west-northwest wind will blow at 10–15 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: Expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 29. A west-southwest wind of 5–15 mph is anticipated.
  • Thursday: The day will be partly sunny with a high near 57. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 10–15 mph.
  • Thursday Night: Skies will be partly cloudy with a low around 31.
  • Friday: There’s a 30% chance of rain after noon. The day will be partly sunny with a high near 54.
  • Friday Night: Rain is possible before 3 a.m., followed by a slight chance of rain and snow. Expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 29.
  • Saturday: After noon, there’s a slight chance of rain under mostly sunny skies, with a high near 62. Conditions will be breezy.
  • Saturday Night: There’s a slight chance of rain before midnight. It will be partly cloudy with a low around 35.
  • Sunday: Rain is possible on a sunny and breezy day, with a high near 63.
  • Sunday Night: Rain and snow are likely, accompanying mostly cloudy and breezy conditions as well as a low around 31.
  • Monday: Snow is likely on a partly sunny and breezy day, with a high near 46.

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