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Cheyenne’s snowy forecast to start Thanksgiving week shapes up

Interstate 25 by Wyo Hill on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. (Wyoming Department of Transportation)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Despite a rather quiet start to Sunday, Cheyenne is becoming increasingly likely to see snow to kick off Thanksgiving week.

“For today, expect mostly quiet weather with breezy winds for most of southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska, and locally windy along the Laramie Range and the wind-prone areas. Most of the precipitation should be confined to the mountains or central Nebraska today,” National Weather Service in Cheyenne meteorologists wrote in the forecast discussion.

Cheyenne can expect a high of 53 degrees today with mostly sunny skies. There’s a slight chance for showers after 2 p.m., which should begin mixing with snow after 5. Winds will come from the west-northwest at about 15 mph, with gusts of up to 25 mph.

Mostly cloudy skies expected across southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska Sunday. (National Weather Service graphic)

Tonight will see a rising chance from 20% to 30% for rain and snow before 9 p.m., and then a 30% chance for snow overnight. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the low will be around 29. Blustery conditions are expected as a north-northwest wind picks up from 15–20 mph to 20–25 mph after midnight. Gusts of 40 mph will be possible.

Monday has a 40% chance for snow, mainly before 11 a.m., according to the forecast. Skies will otherwise be partly sunny over Cheyenne, and the high will reach 41. Windy conditions will continue with a northwest wind at 25–30 mph and gusts of up to 45 mph. Monday night’s forecast calls for a low of 21, partly cloudy skies and continued blustery conditions.

A bit of a warming trend is expected Tuesday, but that will be tempered by some northern winds. Tuesday will see sunny skies and a high of 51. The overnight low will be 29.

Wednesday will see the mercury climb even higher to 61 degrees under sunny skies. The low is forecast at 25.

Thanksgiving Day will have a chance for snow after 11 a.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy, and the high will max out around 41. Overnight Thursday, there’ll be snow showers, mostly cloudy skies and a low of 14.

More on the forecast is available from the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.