National Weather Service: Riverton

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(Riverton, Wyo.) – There’s a change coming in the local weather. According to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton, a Pacific low pressure system will swing a cold front through the Cowboy State today. As it does, clouds and rain ¬†showers will spread from west to east. The best chances for precipitation will be over western portions, while isolated to scattered showers occur elsewhere. Rain will change over to snow later this evening over northwest portions. Winds will also increase across the area with breezy to windy conditions, invading all but eastern portions of the Big Horn Basin and northern portions of Johnson County. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph will be prevalent, while stronger winds are expected in the wind prone locations, such as the Cody Foothills, the Wind River Basin and the Red Desert, from Rock Springs to the Green Mountains.

…HIGH WIND WARNING FOR THE ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS AND CODY FOOTHILLS THROUGH TODAY AND FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING…

…HIGH WIND WATCH FOR WEDNESDAY FOR NORTHERN JOHNSON¬†COUNTY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

TODAY AND THIS EVENING…VERY STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE EAST SLOPE OF THE WIND RIVER AND ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE NEARBY CODY FOOTHILLS INCLUDING THE TOWN OF CLARK AS WELL AS ACROSS MUCH OF THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

WEDNESDAY…VERY STRONG WINDS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHERN JOHNSON COUNTY.