Despite being 54 degrees in Casper as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for parts of central Wyoming including Casper.

The weather service typically issues the warnings several hours or more before the weather arrives.

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According to the advisory, the winter storm warning will be in effect from 8 p.m. Tuesday through 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The area could see snow with accumulations of up to 6 to 9 inches in lower elevations of Natrona County and far southern Johnson County. The heaviest snow is likely to fall between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Travel hazards, including Interstate 25 and other major highways, are expected. If you must travel, allow extra time to reach your destination

Conditions are expected to improve around midday Wednesday.

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