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Foggy morning leads to snowy weekend in Cheyenne

Cheyenne Depot Plaza in the fog Feb 3. (Stew Dyer / Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Residents in the South Laramie Range woke up to dense fog Friday morning, with visibility dropping below a quarter of a mile. The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has extended a dense fog advisory through noon due to persistent low visibility, which is also affecting parts of Laramie County.

As Friday progresses, a weak weather system is expected to enhance upslope flow, bringing snow from late Friday into Saturday. The Interstate 80 corridor from the South Laramie Range to Sidney will likely see snow accumulations of 1–3 inches. The forecast indicates that while northern areas might see less accumulation, the higher elevations could experience slick roads, especially late Friday night.

Following the weekend’s chilly weather, Cheyenne is set for a warming trend. Temperatures are predicted to climb significantly from Sunday through Thursday, offering a respite from the recent cold snap. This warming comes as a ridge builds in behind Sunday’s departing clipper shortwave, promising much milder days ahead.

Detailed Forecast for Cheyenne

  • Today: Patchy snow and freezing drizzle are expected before 2 p.m., followed by a chance of snow. Patchy fog will occur between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Otherwise, the day will be cloudy with a high near 40. Winds will blow from the east-northeast at 5–10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Tonight: There’s a 50% chance of snow, mainly after 7 p.m. It will be cloudy, with a low around 24. Expect east-northeast winds at around 10 mph.
  • Saturday: Snow is likely, mainly before 1 p.m. The day will be cloudy with a high near 35. Winds will come from the southeast at around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%, with new snow accumulation of 1–2 inches possible.
  • Saturday Night: There’s a 20% chance of snow before 10 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southeast winds at 5–10 mph will shift to the southwest after midnight.
  • Sunday: Expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 60. Southwest winds will blow at 10–15 mph.
  • Sunday Night: The night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
  • Monday: There’s a 20% chance of showers after 1 p.m. It will be mostly sunny with a high near 66 and breezy conditions.
  • Monday Night: There’s a slight chance of showers before 7 p.m. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 30 and blustery conditions.
  • Tuesday: The day will be sunny, with a high near 58.
  • Tuesday Night: Expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 35.
  • Wednesday: There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be partly sunny with a high near 72.
  • Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms are possible. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 41 and breezy conditions.
  • Thursday: There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be partly sunny with a high near 72 and breezy conditions.

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