More wind through Monday, snow in the West, possible locally

(Riverton, Wyo.) - The weather is about to change in the Wind River Basin while the West side of the divide will see snow. There will be strong winds on both sides of the divide, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport. While winds are blowing Sunday afternoon, the NWS said very gusty winds would return by Monday afternoon. West to Southwest wind at 20 to 35 mph with areas of stronger gusts of 40 to 55 mph will increase across the Wind River Basin and Lander Foothills by Monday afternoon. Light, high profile vehicles will encounter areas of strong crosswind along the area's roadways, including highways 789, 20, 26, and 287 that could result in loss of vehicle control or a blowover. There is a winter storm warning for Yellowstone, the Tetons and the Western Wind River Mountains plus the Salt and Wyoming Ranges, Jackson Hole and Star Valley. A winter weather advisory has been posted for the Absaroka Mountains, the East Slope of the Wind River Range and for Sweetwater County and the Green Mountains. According to the NWS, snow will spread into the Western mountains today and continue into tonight along with increasing winds. For Monday, significant snow is possible across the West, especially over the far Western mountains. Strong wind is possible in the Cody Foothills and in spots East of the Divide. Tuesday through Friday expect colder temperatures with periodic chances of snow showers across the entire area. Wind River Basin Weather Outlook: [image: Inline image 1] #county10 #news