Very windy through Thursday, then colder with some snow [VIDEO]

An upper-level weather system and cold front will move across the state of Wyoming today.  This will bring another round of very high winds and mountain snow to the region.  Rain could also develop and turn to snow late tonight across lower elevations of western and northern Wyoming.  Strong to high winds are expected statewide through mid-day.  High wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph will be common across southeastern Wyoming, while the rest of the state can expect gusts between 35 and 50 mph.  Winds will then continue to increase this afternoon and become very high through early Thursday morning.  Some of the more wind-prone areas of northwest, central, and southeastern Wyoming could see wind gusts up to or exceeding 65 mph starting around 3 PM today and lasting into early Thursday morning.  The rest of the state can expect wind gusts between 45 and 60 mph.  We will also see partly to mostly cloudy skies with unseasonably mild temperatures.  Highs for central and eastern Wyoming will remain in the 50’s and 60’s, while temperatures remain in the 30’s and 40’s for western Wyoming.  A large low pressure system will then approach the state on Thursday and will slowly move across the region on Friday and Saturday.  For Thursday, expect increasing clouds, strong to high winds, and warmer than normal temperatures.  Light to scattered snow will then develop across western and southern Wyoming on Thursday night.  We will see cloudy, overcast skies and noticeably colder temperatures on Friday and Saturday.  Light snow or a rain/snow mix will be possible on Friday and then expect light to scattered snow on Saturday.  Winds, however, will not be a concern on Friday or Saturday.