CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has put much of southeast Wyoming under a winter storm warning as a potent snowstorm moves into the region.

Forecasters say the snow will start Thursday afternoon. They predict 5 to 10 inches of snow by Friday morning in an area that includes Laramie, Cheyenne, Wheatland and Torrington.

The Weather Service says strong winds will cause drifting and complicate travel.

The same storm system is tapering off in western Wyoming. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the storm dumped up to 14 inches of snow in the mountains and up to 7 inches at the lower elevations in Jackson Hole.