CASPER, Wyo. — Another brief round of snow is on the way after a warm and windy weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.
Today looks to be the warmest day of the forecast period with an expected high of 42 degrees. However, the main story will be strong winds. Southwest winds are expected to have sustained speeds of 30 mph with gusts reaching 45 mph. The concern is enough that the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook and special weather statement.
“Strong winds possible from Rock Springs to Casper and in the lee of the Absarokas,” the outlook states.
“Occasional gusts to near 60 mph are possible in the more wind-prone locations like Wyoming Boulevard and Hat Six Road,” the weather statement added.
Cooler air will filter in for Saturday, limiting the high to about 34 degrees under sunny skies. Winds should continue from the southwest at 23–25 mph with gusts reaching 38 mph. Casper should see some clouds Saturday night as the low falls to 27. Breezy conditions will continue with a southwest wind at 24 mph and gusts as high as 37 mph.
Sunday will see the mercury rise again to 41 degrees under partly sunny skies. Strong southwest winds will not let up as they reach speeds of 23–32 mph and gusts reach 47 mph. Those winds are forecast to last through the night as well.
Snow chances return Sunday night, albeit only with a 20% chance after 11 p.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low near 28. The chance for a snow shower bumps to 60% for Monday, with most snow likely before 11 a.m.
More on the forecast is available from the National Weather Service in Riverton.