Wilderness - Buckrail

Skies are overcast on Wednesday morning as a band of clouds is moving into Western Wyoming ahead of a storm system that will pass north of the area tonight. These early clouds will give way to a mix of sun and clouds on Wednesday afternoon with conditions becoming very windy ahead of an approaching cold front. Highs will reach the mid 60s in the valley with southwest winds gusting to 30-40 mph in the valley during the afternoon (up to 50 mph in the mountains).

The cold front will arrive late this afternoon and a few light showers or sprinkles can’t be ruled out during the afternoon or evening hours, but for the most part, we will stay dry. Thursday is looking cooler and breezy with highs in the 50s under a mix of sun and clouds with west/northwest winds gusting to 25 mph in the valley. A trailing disturbance could bring some light rain/snow showers to far northern Jackson Hole and the Togwotee Pass area on Thursday, but most of Jackson Hole will stay dry.

On Friday, we’ll start to warm back up following a cold start to the morning with highs rebounding to near 60 in the valley. Far northern/eastern portions of Teton County, mainly up around Togwotee Pass, could see a few light showers or sprinkles on Friday afternoon but most of Jackson Hole will remain dry once again.

The weekend is looking outstanding with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures on Saturday and Sunday.

Alan Smith, Meteorologist

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Buckrail Meteorologist Alan Smith

Alan is a professional meteorologist who holds a degree from MSU Denver and writes weather forecasts for Buckrail. He has lived in Jackson full-time since 2015. He is currently a Meteorologist and Operations Manager for OpenSnow, which is a weather forecasting service for skiing and outdoor adventures. At OpenSnow, Alan writes forecasts for the Tetons, Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and North America as a whole.