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Central and western extended forecast: lighter winds and warmer temps until wind returns Wednesday night

11/14/2020, Casper, Wyoming, @ 5:00 p.m. (Oil City Staff)

CASPER, Wyo — Snow will continue across the far western valleys and mountains Sunday night, extending winter weather and travel advisories until 6:00 am Monday. 

“Snowfall will slowly come to an end Sunday night and Monday morning from south to north, with only remnant flurries expected after sunrise,” said the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

Highs will rebound into the upper 30s and lower 40s Monday afternoon for the higher western elevations, NWS said. In the central region and in lower elevations, Monday highs are expected in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

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Winds will continue to relax across the state Sunday evening, NWS said with lighter winds overnight. 

“Breezes” will return to Natrona County on Monday, with 48 mph gusts expected. 

Tuesday is expected to see the warmest temperatures of the week, with lighter winds in most locations. 50s to low 60s are the forecast highs east of the Divide, with upper 40s across the west.

These more pleasant conditions are expected to last until Wednesday night, when the “next round of high winds” are forecast for:

  • the Wind Corridor, including southern Lincoln County
  • the east slopes of the Wind River Mountains
  • the Lander Foothills

Pacific moisture is expected to bring light snow to the northwest Wednesday night into Thursday with this system.

Breezy to windy conditions and cooler temperatures will continue across the area Thursday in wake of the cold front, NWS said.

Casper’s extended forecast:

  • Source: National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 29 to 34 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Very windy, with a south southwest wind 28 to 33 mph increasing to 35 to 40 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Windy, with a southwest wind 24 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Windy, with a west southwest wind 22 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Windy.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Breezy.