Pleasant Tuesday afternoon ahead of Active Wintry Weather to impact Wyoming tonight

Published: Mar. 9, 2021 at 2:07 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Temperatures have reached 60s in Cheyenne and Torrington this Tuesday afternoon. Thin layers of clouds have sunlight seep through, as it feels like a Spring in SE Wyoming. With that in mind, change is coming tonight. As a Winter Weather Advisory and Storm Warning are in place for much of the Central and Northern Areas of Wyoming through Wednesday at 5 p.m. Impacts could be critical while traveling along I-25 early Wednesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

With the warmer air in place through much of this afternoon, initially the system will bring rain, then a wintry mix of sleet into the fray around dinner time tonight. Then as the temperatures look to drop between 10-11 p.m. this is where we will see a transition to snow. The system in particular looks to potentially stay stationary within the confines of Natrona and Johnson counties. Noted, these are also the areas we are expected to see 6-8inches in Casper, and 4-6 for Douglas. They are also the areas within the Winter Storm Warning.

In addition, travel hazards could be critical not just because of falling snow or slick spots, but the winds look to pick up Wednesday morning around Casper with winds touching 15-25MPH this will create hazardous conditions of blowing snow which will add to the already treacherous results of this system when commuting Wednesday morning.

Cheyenne and the Southern/South Eastern areas look to get a bit of snow as well, just around an inch with higher elevations near Laramie to potentially see about 2. Sierra Madre and the Snowy’s are under a winter weather advisory and could see some decent snow accumulations as well.

Lastly, for tonight into Wednesday, be sure to have a backup plan in place just in case it is too dangerous to travel. Keep your gas tank full, and have anything you may need in case of an emergency. It’s always to be prepared then not prepared at all.

Be safe out there! The Weather Team will keep you up to date as we learn more!

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