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Fierce Friday winds up to 75 mph expected in southeast Wyoming

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The National Weather Service in Cheyenne says that strong winds are expected to return to the southeast part of the state and the western Nebraska panhandle on Friday, bringing gusts that could reach as high as 75 mph.

“Winds will initially increase over the usual wind prone areas of Arlington, Bordeaux and the I-80 Summit early on Friday morning, and then become more widespread during the afternoon and evening,” the NWS says. “The strongest winds are expected to occur between 2 PM and 8 PM MST Friday, when wind gusts between 65-75 MPH will be possible.”

For Thursday, January 16th, the weather report indicates a predicted high near 41 with a south wind of 15 to 20 mph in Cheyenne.

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On Thursday night the NWS forecast anticipates mostly cloudy skies, with an overnight low around 25 and a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

For Friday, January 17th, the report calls for sunny conditions, with a high near 43. The report says that the wind is expected to be from the southwest wind 10 to 20 mph that could increase to 35 to 45 mph. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph in Cheyenne.

On Friday evening, the weather service is anticipating a low around 19. with a breezy west northwest wind 35 to 40 mph that could decreasing to 25 to 30 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.

For Saturday, January 18th, the National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies with a high near 37 and western winds of 10 to 15 mph.