Tonight: Increasing clouds overnight tonight will help keep lows in the upper 20s across the region. Winds will be light at 10-15 MPH out of the west.
Sunday: We'll see a nice day on Saturday to start, with temperatures warming into the mid to upper 40s across the viewing area, but as our next system approaches we'll begin to see rain being to fall, quickly turning to snow in the evening. Along with that wintery mix, we'll see very breezy conditions with winds blowing from the west northwest at 20-25 MPH, with gusts up to 40 MPH. Overnight, snow showers will continue with lows falling down to near 30° with gusty conditions.
Monday: Clouds and snow will hang around on Monday. High temperatures will be near normal in the upper 30s, but we'll continue to see very breezy conditions with gusts up to 45 to 50 MPH out of the northwest. Overnight, snow showers should come to an end as our system begins to push east. Winds will remain breezy, gusting up 35 MPH.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies, with temperatures several degrees below normal in the lower 30s for Tuesday. Overnight, temperatures right around 20° under partly cloudy skies.
Snowfall Forecast: Light accumulations for much of the region, but mountain areas, especially northwestern facing slopes across the Snowy, Sierra Madre, and Laramie Ranges could receive upwards to 2 feet of snow.
Holiday Travel Forecast
Sunday - Monday: Snow showers and strong winds will affect travel between on I-80 between Cheyenne and Salt Lake City through Monday night. The threat of heavy snow between Laramie and Rawlins, especially near the mountains, and strong winds will limit visibility and make travel difficult. Periods of light snow and strong winds will affect I-25 from Denver to Casper.
Tuesday-Wednesday (Christmas Eve): This will be the driest period of the week and the best time to travel prior to Christmas. Skies will be partly cloudy with breezy winds which will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Winds will be stronger in the typical wind prone areas of SE Wyoming.
Christmas Day: While it remains 5 days out, models are suggesting that a storm system will bring more snow to the region beginning on Christmas Day. While the exact impacts are not yet clear, this storm could have significant affects on travel as snow increases from west to east on Christmas Day. If you are planing to do any traveling around Christmas, be sure to stay tuned for further updates.
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