Mild air returns to southeast Wyoming this week

Cheyenne, Wyo.- Hello everyone! I hope you had a great start to 2018 and are looking forward to the rest of the year I know I am. Something that I’m sure many of you across our area are tired of is very cold temperatures. Over the past week we have seen some record lows particularly in the Nebraska panhandle where Scottsbluff set record lows on consecutive days last week. While many of us woke up again to frigid temperatures this morning more reasonable temperatures are in store for the rest of the week.
Right now the Jet Stream pattern is beginning to reverse itself back into the pattern we saw for almost all of November and the first half of December. It entailed a big trough centered over the eastern part of the country and a ridge centered over the west. As we move back towards that pattern expect more days with westerly winds and ample sunshine. In addition, you should expect every day this week to be slightly warmer than the last through Saturday. Temperatures will be moderating enough don’t be surprised to see highs in the 50’s by Friday. So I think we are done with subzero lows at least for the next week!
Now even though we are returning to a more mild and tranquil pattern that doesn’t have to mean no snow chances and this weekend is no different. Starting Saturday night an area of low pressure will be making its way towards the Capital City giving our region its next chance for some snow. This will be a quick hitter though and will be gone by noon Sunday. Best early guess at potential amounts would probably be no more than an inch before temperatures start moving up again early next week. Anybody with questions feel free to message me on my Facebook page. Have a great week and 2018.