Significant Winter Storm
Thursday Evening Weather Update
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -
Tonight snow showers are likely in Cheyenne with an inch of snow in accumulations possible. The snow showers overnight will be isolated. Cheyenne will drop to 23 degrees, and Casper will drop to 18 degrees.
The southeastern parts of Wyoming and the Panhandle of Nebraska have been updated to a Winter Storm Warning including Cheyenne, Laramie, Rawlins, Wheatland, Torrington, Lusk and Douglas. Cheyenne has a high chance of receiving 16 inches and could be seeing up to 24-30 inches. Casper will be seeing an additional foot over the weekend. The heaviest snow bands will start mid morning Saturday and last until Sunday evening in Cheyenne. 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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