SIDNEY — Cheyenne County and the Panhandle have a chance to defrost a little before the next chance for snow.

The Panhandle area went from a blizzard that closed nearly every road in the region for most of a week, to frigid temperatures that iced much of the remaining snow. 

Temperatures today, Dec. 27, are expected to reach the mid-50s, an improvement of more than 60 degrees compared to recent days. Early Monday the temperature had already reached 41 above. During the week leading to the Christmas holiday, much of the region had high temperatures in -10º range.

The Sidney area can expect a low tonight of about 33º.

On Wednesday, the area can expect a slight chance of rain on Wednesday with a 50 percent chance of rain changing to snow Wednesday night with a low of 24º. Winds are expected to increase Thursday with a chance of snow in the morning and skies clearing in the afternoon. Highs Thursday are expected to be 39 above with lows near 14.

Friday is expected to be sunny and clear with a high around 44 and a low near 21.

New Year's Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, is expected to be breezy with a high near 45 and a low of 22.

New Year's Day is expected to include a chance of snow and highs near 40, dropping to near 20 with snow likely.

The first work week of the new year starts blustery with a chance of snow and highs near 30.