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CASPER, Wyo — Mild temperatures and dry weather with periods of elevated winds are expected for much of the coming week in the central and western Wyoming region, according to theNational Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.
A cold front dropping across Wyoming Saturday afternoon and evening will bring some strong winds sacross the Wind Corridor (from Muddy Gap through Casper), though those are expected to decrease around sunset.
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50 mph gusts are possible Saturday across the wind prone areas of southeast Wyoming, including portions of Interstate 25.
Cold air inversions could bring some patchy fog to the western valleys the next few days, NWS said.
Mild temperatures and light winds Sunday are expected. Clear skies on Sunday night should allow for a good view of the full moon, this one called a Beaver Moon, according to NWS.
Monday is expected to bring stronger winds from Rock Springs to Casper as the next Pacific system begins to impact the state Monday night.
NWS said the “models are in flux” when it comes to forecast precipitation with this system following Monday night. There is a “slight chance” for snow in the far west, with some models showing light snow more widespread across Johnson and Natrona counties. This includes a 20% chance for Casper before 11:00 am Tuesday.
Strong or high winds would also be possible near Buffalo and the I-90 corridor.
In general, dry conditions with periods of high winds and temperature drops after Tuesday are forecast for the coming week.
Source: National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton
Sunny, with a high near 52. Windy, with a southwest wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind 7 to 13 mph becoming north northwest after midnight.
Sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a northwest wind 8 to 17 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 50. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy.