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Gusty winds, mountain snowfall to chill Cheyenne

Holliday Park Jan. 31 2024 (Stew Dyer / Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Residents of southeast Wyoming are waking up to another day of strong winds and impending snow showers, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. The forecast indicates a brief period of strong gusts, especially in wind-prone areas, which are expected to subside to breezy conditions by the afternoon.

The winds, which have calmed slightly from the intense speeds over the past two days, were still reaching up to 45 mph early this morning. High wind warnings will likely be able to be dropped by midday Wednesday as wind speeds are expected to decrease later today.

Additionally, the region is bracing for increasing precipitation chances by this evening, with mountain areas anticipating accumulating snowfall above 7,500 feet. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the North Laramie Range, with potential snow accumulations of 4–8 inches.

Temperatures will remain below average, lingering in the mid-40s to 50s, but a warming trend is on the horizon.

For now, residents along and west of the Laramie Range should prepare for a switch from rain to snow this evening, with possible light snowfall extending into lower elevations.