(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton said early Tuesday that the quiet conditions experienced around the region this morning will give way to another day of windy, warm, and dry conditions. According to the NWS, areas across the Cody Foothills could see wind gusts of 60 MPH this evening through Wednesday morning, prompting the issuance of a High Wind Watch. Winds will diminish Wednesday afternoon, with more dry and warm conditions expected. A cold front will push across the region for Thursday, bringing with it cold conditions, gusty winds, and light snow.

The NWS statement:

HIGH WIND WATCH FOR THE CODY FOOTHILLS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE CODY FOOTHILLS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. PLEASE SEE HIGH WIND WATCH FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT…A COLD FRONT WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING ON THURSDAY. SNOW AND GUSTY NORTH WIND WILL LIKELY RESULT IN WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH LIMITED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THESE AREAS. THESE WINTER CONDITIONS MAY ESPECIALLY IMPACT THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 45 MPH…OR ANY WIND DAMAGE.