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Casper drops to -14 degrees on Wyoming’s coldest night this winter; warming trend to bring back 40+ degree temps

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wednesday night was the coldest night of winter so far in western and central Wyoming, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

Togwotee Pass recorded the most frigid low of -27 degrees but many locations saw subzero temperatures overnight Wednesday. The Casper-Natrona County International Airport reached a low of -14 degrees, colder than Old Faithful, which dipped to a low of -10 degrees.

On Thursday morning, the NWS in Riverton shared the following table regarding lows recorded at locations across western and central Wyoming overnight Wednesday:

(NWS Riverton)

The Casper area is expected to be in for another relatively cold night on Thursday, though much warmer than Wednesday night was. The low on Thursday night is expected to be around 10 degrees in the Casper area with windchill values as low as -5 degrees possible, according to the NWS in Riverton.

Casper is expected to warm up on Friday and into the weekend. A high near 37 degrees is expected on Friday with an overnight low around 23 degrees, according to the NWS in Riverton. Saturday could climb to a high near 41 degrees.

There is a 20% chance of isolated snow showers after 11 p.m. Saturday and the NWS in Riverton forecasts an overnight low of around 18 degrees in Casper.

Sunday is expected to reach a high near 36 degrees with Monday then expected to see a high near 44 degrees. Tuesday is expected to a reach a high near 41 degrees, according to the NWS in Riverton. A slight chance of snow will return on Wednesday.

Further forecast information is available from the NWS in Riverton.