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Wind advisory holds in Cheyenne; cooling trend continues


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Today’s winds will be less severe than Monday’s, but southeast Wyoming will continue to experience strong gusts and cool, unsettled weather. Wind-prone areas can expect gusts between 60 and 70 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

Residents in the high plains are currently seeing wind speeds of 40–50 mph, with occasional stronger gusts of up to 65 mph near Arlington and Vedauwoo. These winds are a decrease from last night’s peak gusts of 75–85 mph.

The high wind warnings remain in effect across much of southeast Wyoming. However, the overall wind strength will not reach the extreme levels observed on Monday, with gusts in the high plains expected to be around 45–55 mph.

A secondary vortex will increase showers and storms mainly for the south-central Wyoming mountains today. Light snow accumulation is also expected. Winds are predicted to spike again this evening and tonight due to strong subsidence in wind-prone locations along the Laramie Range.

Looking ahead, Wednesday will bring more moisture and possible snow showers to the area, especially west of the Laramie Range, with below-average temperatures continuing.

As the week progresses, a gradual warming trend is expected, with the weather beginning to clear by Friday. Long-range models show southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska positioned on the eastern edge of the ridge until Sunday, indicating near-normal temperatures.