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Unsettled weather for Cheyenne with cooler temperatures, showers all week

Depot Plaza Feb. 3 (Stew Dyer / Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Residents can expect a warmer start to the week, though unsettled conditions with daily chances for showers and thunderstorms will persist, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. By midweek, a significant cooldown will occur, bringing below-normal temperatures and possible high-elevation snow.

Early Monday, Cheyenne experienced slightly warmer temperatures, creating a bit more instability in the atmosphere. Despite this, the area remains mostly dry and breezy, caught between departing low pressure in the southern plains and another system moving in from the Pacific Northwest.

For Tuesday, the forecast anticipates a stronger influence from an approaching shortwave, which could lead to cooler temperatures and increased chances of precipitation. The forecast models are divided on the extent of the cooling and wetting, with some keeping the area drier until Tuesday night.

A significant change is forecast for Wednesday as a cold front moves through. Expect much cooler temperatures as well, measuring at 5–8 degrees below average. This cooler air, along with daytime heating, may generate scattered showers and even snow accumulations in the mountain areas. The Snowy and Sierra Madre ranges might see light snowfall, while the northern Laramie Range could receive several inches if current trends hold.

Looking toward the weekend, the weather is expected to dry out and warm up again, with temperatures potentially nearing 80 degrees in the northeast panhandle by Saturday. However, forecast models suggest varying conditions by Sunday, making the exact weekend weather less certain.

As the week progresses, residents should prepare for rapid shifts in weather, from mild and moist conditions early in the week to a cold, potentially snowy midweek, followed by a warming trend heading into the weekend.

Detailed Forecast for Cheyenne

  • Today: There’s a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. The day will be mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Winds will come from the west at 5–10 mph, shifting to the south in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: There’s a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. It will be partly cloudy with a low around 45. Winds will come from the south at 5–10 mph, becoming west after midnight.
  • Tuesday: There’s a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest winds will blow at 10–15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are likely before midnight, followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. North-northwest winds will blow at 5–10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Wednesday: There’s a chance of showers before 9 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9 a.m. and noon, followed by showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. The high will be near 58. North-northeast winds will blow at 10–15 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Wednesday Night: There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m., then a chance of showers between 9 p.m. and midnight. It will gradually become mostly clear, with a low around 38. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Thursday: The day will be sunny, with a high near 69.
  • Thursday Night: There’s a slight chance of showers. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
  • Friday: There’s a slight chance of showers after noon. It will be sunny, with a high near 73. Conditions will be breezy.
  • Friday Night: There’s a slight chance of showers before midnight. It will be mostly clear, with a low around 46. Conditions will be breezy.
  • Saturday: There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Conditions will be breezy.
  • Saturday Night: There’s a chance of showers. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
  • Sunday: There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Conditions will be breezy.

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