CASPER, Wyo. — With warmer air moving into central Wyoming, Casper will see warm spring temperatures; however, winter has not fully relinquished its grip, as snow chances return Thursday night.
The forecast from the National Weather Service in Riverton says the mercury in Casper will reach about 49 degrees under mostly cloudy skies today. There will be a southeast breeze of 6–9 mph. Skies will clear some to partly cloudy tonight as the low falls to around 31.
The relatively quiet weather will continue Thursday morning, although winds will pick up ahead of a blast of cooler air. The day will begin with mostly sunny skies and the temperature will rise to about 50 degrees. Winds will come from the west-southwest at 13–18 mph and pick up to 23–28 mph in the afternoon as the front approaches. As the overnight low falls to 30 degrees, Casper’s snow chance rises from 50% to 70%. New snowfall accumulation of less than an inch is expected.
Friday morning will reverse Thursday’s trend, starting with a 30% chance of snow before noon. Clouds will part, leaving behind partly sunny skies, and the forecast high is 43 degrees. Winds will again pick up to 10–18 mph as gusts reach speeds of 28 mph. That’ll continue into Friday night, picking up from 15–20 mph to 24–29 mph after midnight. Gusts of 44 mph will be possible. The overnight low is forecast at 32 degrees.
Casper will likely see a sunny, warm and windy weekend with highs of 49 on Saturday and 50 on Sunday.
More on the forecast is available from the National Weather Service.