High Winds In SE Wyoming, Snow Likely Statewide Tonight
High winds are expected again across southeastern Wyoming into the afternoon hours. Wind prone areas of I-25 (Colorado state line to Wheatland), I-80 (Nebraska state line to Rawlins) and US-85 (Colorado state line to LaGrange) could see gusts between 50 and 65 mph. The rest of central and eastern Wyoming will see gusts as high as 50 mph. Expect thickening clouds during the day, but temperatures will be unseasonably mild statewide. There could be a few early snow showers across far western and south-central Wyoming. This could create some slick and icy spots along I-80, mainly near Evanston, Elk Mountain and the Summit. Daytime highs today will stay in the 30's to lower 50's. Snow showers will then develop across the state by this evening and overnight as a strong cold front moves through the region. Expect 5-10" of snow across higher elevations and the state's mountains, while 3-7" could be possible across lower elevations of central and parts of southeastern Wyoming. For lower elevations of southwestern and northeastern Wyoming, 1-3" of snow will be possible. Poor visibility due to snow showers, patchy fog and areas of blowing snow as well as hazardous driving conditions (slick, icy and snowpacked roads) are expected across I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper), I-80 (Nebraska state line to Arlington), US-85 (Colorado state line to Lusk) into Wednesday morning. Icy roads and reduced visibility could also be possible for the rest of the state. Snow showers will continue statewide for much of the day on Wednesday, but mainly small new accumulations are expected. Otherwise, expect cloudy to mostly cloudy skies, strong winds, and significantly colder temperatures.