(Riverton, Wyo.) – A break in the bitter cold temperatures is starting today, according to the National Weather Service Forecast office in Riverton. But it comes with a price. According to the NWS, “A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 8 AM today for very strong winds across the Cody Foothills. Breezy winds will be the main story today, with winds gusting up to 50-60 MPH, mainly along the divide and from Rock Springs to Casper. These breezy winds could bring areas of blowing and drifting snow, along with some cold wind chills. A weak clipper system will push across the regionĀ again today, bringing chances for light snow and flurries across the west, north, and portions of the east. Little new snow accumulation is expected. A warming trend will begin today, and continue through the week.”

…HIGH WIND WARNING FOR THE CODY FOOTHILLS THROUGH 8 AM TUESDAY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

HIGH WINDS ARE LIKELY FOR THE CODY FOOTHILLS…ESPECIALLY NEAR CLARK THROUGH JUST AFTER SUNRISE THIS MORNING. PLEASE SEE FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR DETAILS.

SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 MPH AS WELL AS SOME GUSTS OF 60 MPH IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS WILL OCCUR THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING ALONG THE EAST SLOPE OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AS WELL AS IN THE ADJACENT FOOTHILLS. SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS TO 55 MPH WILL ALSO OCCUR THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING FROM ROCK SPRINGS TO CASPER.

BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WIND CHILLS OF 10 TO 20 BELOW ZERO WILL OCCUR ALONG WITH THE WIND.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.