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2-6 inches of snow and single-digit highs expected in Casper by Tuesday after windy, sunny weekend

"20% Chance of Flurries" by Chris Navarro in downtown Casper 12/28/20 (Oil CIty Staff)

CASPER, Wyo. — Strong winds will blunt the effects of sunshine and above-normal temperatures this weekend before an Arctic air mass moves through Wyoming, bringing bitter cold temperatures and snow beginning early on President’s Day.

High temperatures in Casper are expected to reach 46 on Saturday and 50 on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton. High wind gusts are expected to reach 48 mph on Saturday, while the Cody Foothills, Absarokas, and much of southeast Wyoming are under high wind advisories.

The Arctic air will move into the state Sunday afternoon, bringing snowfall and plunging temps. The strongest impacts are expected in central and southwest Wyoming between 3:00 a.m. Monday and 3:00 a.m. Tuesday.

“The dry powdery snow will blow around with breezy conditions and bring difficult travel conditions,” the NWS said.

(NWS in Riverton)

 2-6 inches of snowfall are expected in Natrona County. The high on Monday is expected to be around 12. Tuesday and Wednesday will be the coldest days, with a high of 2 expected in Casper on Tuesday. High temperatures should climb steadily throughout the week to a high of 26 on Friday.

There is 30% chance of additional snow showers Tuesday night and Wednesday in Casper.

(NWS in Riverton)