Southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle could see snow Sunday night through Tuesday, but the National Weather Service in Cheyenne says a widespread major storm is looking less likely.

"Confidence has significantly decreased with regard to the potential for significant winter storm impacts for Monday and Tuesday," the NWS said.

"While significant spread still exists in available model guidance with regard to the evolution of the storm system, models have trended toward a general consensus favoring (a more) southern storm track," the NWS added.

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Forecasters say the northwestern extent of the snow may not even reach the area, but the overall predictability is very low, as this is a storm system that has not even developed yet.

"If the less likely solution of a more northern storm track eventually wins, more significant winter storm impacts would still be possible in our area," the NWS said.

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630 AM MDT Friday, March 18 – A warm, dry, and breezy weekend ahead with highs likely returning to the 60s to near 70 degrees across the high plains on Saturday and especially Sunday. Weather impacts remain quite low overall, although occasional wind gusts up to 50 MPH will be possible in the southeast Wyoming wind corridors including Arlington, Bordeaux, and the Interstate 80 Summit through Saturday afternoon. As we look ahead into early next week, confidence has significantly decreased with regard to the potential for significant winter storm impacts for Monday and Tuesday. While significant spread still exists in available model guidance with regard to the evolution of the storm system, models have trended toward a general consensus favoring the southern storm track which was discussed in more detail yesterday. What does this mean for us? It's not good news for snow lovers or even anyone wanting moisture, as there is still a chance that the northwestern extent of the snow does not even reach us here in southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska. It is absolutely critical to note; however, that the overall predictability is very low as this is a storm system that has not even developed yet. If the less likely solution of a more northern storm track eventually wins, more significant winter storm impacts would still be possible in our area. Continue to stay tuned for the latest forecast information as it becomes available.

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REMEMBER: CHEYENNE BREAKS 1-DAY SNOWFALL RECORD, SEES 10 INCHES IN 4 HOURS

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Joy Greenwald | Published: March 16, 2021

Sunday's snowfall in Cheyenne was one for the record books as Winter Storm Xylia dumped 22.7 inches of wet snow on the capital city, breaking the previous one-day snowfall record of 19.8 inches set on Nov. 20, 1979.

According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, nearly half of the snow -- 10 inches -- fell over a four-hour period early Sunday morning.

The agency says 30.8 inches of snow fell in Cheyenne starting late Saturday morning through late Sunday night, just 1.1 inches short of the two-day snowfall record set back in 1949.

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30.8 inches of snow fell in Cheyenne starting late Saturday morning through late Sunday night. Upon further review, the 2-day snow observation of 30.8" fell 1.1" short of the 2 day record of 31.9" set in 1949. However, we did break the 1 day record for snowfall at Cheyenne with 22.7" on Sunday. This included 10” of snowfall in a 4 hour period early Sunday morning. These daily records are based on calendar days (12am-11:59pm) and not a maximum snowfall in a 24 hour period.

According to Current Results, the biggest one-day snowfall for Wyoming is the 34.0 inches that fell at Bechler River Ranger Station on Jan. 28, 1933.

Pictures From Wyoming Snowpocalypse 2021

After two days and 30-odd inches of sow, southeast Wyoming was left buried. An in the grand tradition of every generation since the invention of the camera, we took pictures of the snow.

The Blizzard of March 2021 covered up our driveways, fences, and in some cases porches. It trapped up in our homes and canceled our plans.

Here's a quick look around the Cheyenne area from Sunday (March 14) and Monday (March 15).