Winter weather to taper off, warmer week ahead

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — After a snowy and cold few days, the National Weather Service is predicting a warmer week ahead. The high today is a chilly 29 degrees, but a high of 45 by Thursday is forecasted. *​​h/t National Weather Service Billings / Pitchengine Communities* Heavy snow impacted much of Wyoming beginning Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather service. The heaviest snowfall fell across Fremont County Wednesday afternoon and evening. The strongest winds were mostly across Sweetwater county Wednesday evening. A total of 8.7 inches of snow fell at the Riverton Cooperative Observer's location Wednesday through Thanksgiving morning, and there was more wind than snow in Rock Springs, with gusts reaching speeds of over 50 mph Wednesday. In Sheridan, snowfall totals for the Big Horn area hit high in Big Horn at 5 inches. *Feature photo: View of Black Mountain Lookout in the Bighorn National Forest. Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news