Widespread snow expected

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) The National Weather Service is calling for the main snow event to occur in the evening hours on Oct. 26 and finish around 6 a.m. on Oct. 28. The NWS says snow accumulation of 6-12 inches is possible across much of the region. The heaviest bands of snowfall are expected to set up across southeastern Wyoming into the northern Nebraska Panhandle.

The key concerns the NWS highlights are a possible flash freeze, impact to travel, and the timing. The flash freeze concern is due to the possibility of temperatures dropping about 40 degrees between Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 with wind chill values near zero during the morning hours on Oct. 27. The impact to travel concern is because of the possibility of snow-packed and icy roads with reduced visibility in falling snow while expecting drifting snow due to northeast winds gusting to 25 mph at times.

Winter Storm Warning areas affected: Central Carbon County; Central Laramie County; Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County; Converse County Lower Elevations; East Laramie County; East Platte County; Ferris, Seminoe, Shirley Mountains; Goshen County; Laramie Valley; Niobrara County; North Snowy Range Foothills; Shirley Basin; South Laramie Range; South Laramie Range Foothills; Upper North Platte River Basin

NWS Cheyenne (Southeastern Wyoming and Western Nebraska)
...STRONG WINTER STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS TO SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND PORTIONS OF THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE TONIGHT (OCT. 26) THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT (OCT. 27)... ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING (OCT. 26) TO 6 AM MDT MONDAY, OCT. 28...