CASPER, Wyo. — The snow has stopped, but bitter cold temperatures well below normal for this time of year will continue through at least tomorrow.
According to the National Weather Service in Riverton, windchills of minus 35 degrees are likely in parts of Natrona County today. As of 5 a.m., the Casper-Natrona County International Airport is reporting a temperature of minus 21 degrees. Today’s high is expected to reach just 7 degrees, with the low tonight dipping to zero.
Blustery winds with gusts upwards of 20 mph are expected, bringing dangerously low windchill values, the NWS in Riverton said.
Around a foot of snow fell in the Casper area over the weekend, according to the NWS in Riverton, with higher accumulations on Casper Mountain.
As of 5 a.m., Interstate 25 is open, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Interstate 80 is under rolling closures from Evanston through Cheyenne after a deadly multi-vehicle crash on Saturday. Other major highways around the state are under travel advisories or rolling closures early Monday.
Temperatures are expected to slowly rise through the week, but gusty winds are expected to remain.
The NWS in Riverton is predicting a high of 20 degrees in Casper on Tuesday, climbing up to a high around 33 degrees by Thursday.