Winter Storm Over the Weekend
Wednesday Evening Weather Update
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -
After a snowy day the snow showers will start to diminish overnight, but more isolated snow showers are possible. These won’t amount to much only a dusting up to an inch. Temperatures will be chilly again tomorrow, the good news the winds will be calm tomorrow.
Winter Storm Watches are in effect for Southeastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle until Monday at 6am; however, these will be updated to a Winter Storm Warning as the storm gets closer. Snow is expected to start Friday and continue into Sunday evening. The heaviest snowfall will be mid morning Saturday into Sunday. The heaviest snow looks to be around Cheyenne, Wheatland, Torrington, and Kimball. This winter storm could be historic for Wyoming as 24-30 inches are expect in Cheyenne and an additional 8-12 inches possible in Casper. This system is still days out so the forecasted snow totals will be tweaked; however, the confidence about snowfall amounts is increasing each day. Make sure to be prepared to stay indoors most of the weekend as travel conditions will be close to impossible over the weekend. Power outages will be possible as the snow will be heavy wet snow allows trees and power lines to break. Blizzards conditions are possible for Cheyenne, Wheatland, Torrington, Laramie, Scottsbluff, Kimball, Sidney and up to Alliance on Saturday. If you are a farmer prepare your livestock now as this could be detrimental to newborns.
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