Spring storm to bring rain and snow Friday through Sunday
by National Weather Service
May 24, 2012
A strong storm system will develop over the western United States Thursday and Friday which will bring significantly cooler and wetter conditions Friday through Sunday.
On Friday. a weak disturbance will bring enhanced precipitation to Wyoming. Snow levels Friday morning are expected to be 6500 to 7000 feet then rising to 8000 to 9000 feet in the afternoon. Mountain snowfall of 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts, is possible across the mountains of western and central Wyoming.
On Saturday and Sunday, a warm front will push north across the area bringing additional widespread precipitation to the region. A cold front will then push east across the region Saturday night and Sunday. This cold front will drop snow levels to near valley floors. An additional 3 to 6 inches of mountain snow, with locally higher amounts, will be possible Saturday and Sunday, with the highest amounts expected in the Tetons. Mountain snowfall could be heavy at times as this cold front pushes east.
Conditions are expected to improve late Sunday and Monday as this system moves northeast into Montana.
Travelers and those with outdoor plans should monitor the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service on this potential spring storm. The latest forecast can be found at www.weather.gov/riverton.