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Wind gusts up to 60 mph to hit Cheyenne; warmer weather on the horizon

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As Cheyenne residents brace against strong winds today, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne predicts a mix of weather disturbances for the week, with a sunny outlook for the weekend.

This morning, residents in the Laramie Range experienced gusts reaching up to 60 mph. The winds accompanied a cold front that also brought snow and rain showers across southeast Wyoming. The higher mountain areas saw up to 6 inches of snow, although travel disruptions were minimal thanks to quick-melting conditions on roads.

The forecast for Thursday and Friday includes a series of weather disturbances likely to produce showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoons and evenings. Despite these disturbances, the weekend should bring drier and warmer conditions to the area.

High wind warnings remain in effect today, though forecast models have moderated their estimates slightly.

Today’s high temperatures in Cheyenne is expected to peak late in the morning, with readings dropping into the 50s by mid- to late afternoon as the cold front moves through. The majority of the precipitation associated with this front is anticipated to cease by this afternoon.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, another Pacific cold front and an upper-level trough are set to move in, bringing numerous rain showers and widely scattered thunderstorms. While earlier models predicted more severe conditions, the current forecast indicates a weaker system with limited impacts. Low temperatures Wednesday night could dip into the 20s to low 30s, marking a chilly end to the day.

Detailed Forecast for Cheyenne

  • Today: The day will be partly sunny, gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 60. It will be windy as well, with a west wind at 20–25 mph increasing to 30–35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
  • Tonight: There’s a 30% chance of showers after midnight. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Conditions will be breezy, with a west wind at 15–20 mph shifting to the south-southwest at 5–10 mph in the evening. Wind gusts could reach as high as 30 mph.
  • Wednesday: There’s a slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10–15 mph, shifting to the west-northwest in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Wednesday Night: Rain showers are likely before 10 p.m., then rain and snow showers are likely between 10 p.m. and midnight, followed by a chance of snow showers after midnight. Some thunder is also possible. The night will become partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest winds will blow at around 15 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%, with little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Thursday: There’s a chance of rain and snow showers before 3 p.m., followed by a chance of rain showers between 3 and 4 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers after 4. The day will be mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Conditions will be breezy, with a west-northwest wind at 15–20 mph gusting as high as 30 mph. The chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Thursday Night: There’s a chance of rain and snow showers. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Conditions will be breezy. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Friday: There’s a slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10 a.m., after which rain showers are likely. Some thunder is also possible. It will be partly sunny, with a high near 59. Conditions will be breezy. The chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Friday Night: There’s a chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
  • Saturday: Expect mostly sunny skies, with a high near 61.
  • Saturday Night: It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
  • Sunday: It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
  • Sunday Night: There’s a slight chance of showers. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
  • Monday: There’s a chance of showers. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Conditions will be breezy.

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