Mostly Sunny & Warmer Through Wednesday, Strong Winds & Blowing Snow Possible

A trough of low pressure will be settled to our west through Tuesday, while higher pressure builds in the west.  As a result, a strong pressure gradient will set up over much of the state of Wyoming.  Expect gusty to windy conditions statewide during this time.  Central and eastern Wyoming can expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph.  Some of the more wind-prone areas could see some occasional gusting of 50+ mph.  This will create areas of blowing snow, which will reduce visibility and keep roads slick/icy, mainly on I-80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins.  We will also see partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and warmer temperatures.  High temperatures will remain in the 20’s and 30’s, with some lower 40’s in the far eastern plains.  By Wednesday, the high pressure system in the west will shift slightly east and become settled over the state of Wyoming.  Expect plenty of sunshine, mainly dry weather conditions, and warmer than normal temperatures for the middle of the week.  A low pressure system will then move into the region Thursday through Saturday, which will bring colder and more unsettled weather.