...Unsettled weather to return to southeast Wyoming and the western Nebraska Panhandle this weekend...
A strong Spring storm system will bring a period of unsettled weather to southeast Wyoming and the western Nebraska Panhandle beginning late Saturday. There is a good chance for rain and a few thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon ahead of a Pacific cold front that will slowly move east across the forecast area Saturday night and Sunday. Rain is expected to change to snow in the mountains above 8500 feet Saturday night...with snow beginning to mix with rain down to the valley floors through this time as well. The changeover to all snow in the valleys looks to occur moreso on Sunday morning. Snowfall rates in the higher elevations could be moderate to heavy at times late Saturday night through Sunday...with some accumulation expected in the valleys as well.
Across the plains of southeast Wyoming and the western Nebraska Panhandle...light to moderate rain is expected Saturday night through Sunday afternoon with a gradual changeover to snow occurring Sunday evening and Sunday night behind the front. Total snow accumulations are very uncertain at this time as the changeover to snow will depend heavily on the movement of the cold front.
In addition...northwest winds will become strong and gusty behind the front...and will persist through early next week especially during the daytime hours.
The storm system will slowly move to the east on Monday but will remain over the central Great Plains for much of next week. As a result...expect cool...windy...and wet conditions to remain in the forecast through at least midweek. Motorists planning travel or others planning outdoor activities this weekend may want adjust plans accordingly as this unsettled weather returns to the region.