NWS: 2-5 Inches of Snow Possible for Casper on Monday
A winter storm is expected to dump a few inches of snow in the Casper area Monday into Monday night, but southeastern Wyoming will likely see the worst of the weather, resulting in hazardous travel conditions.
On Saturday, the National Weather Service in Riverton predicted Casper would receive new snow accumulation of one to two inches on Monday, with another one to three inches of snow possible Monday night.
Southeastern Wyoming, though -- including Cheyenne, Pine Bluffs, Douglas, Bill, Glenrock, Laramie, Rawlins and Wheatland -- could see six to 12 inches of snow pile up, with winds gusting up to 35 mph.
The NWS in Cheyenne predicts significant travel impacts for I-25 from the Colorado border north to near the Glendo area. Interstate 80 will see significant impacts in the Rawlins area as well as from Elk Mountain well into Nebraska.
Snow in the southeastern Wyoming mountains could start as early as 6 a.m. Monday, spreading south and east throughout the day in the Rawlins area. Areas of snow will develop eastward into the high plains Monday afternoon.
Snowfall in southeast Wyoming should end by Tuesday evening.
A winter storm watch has been issued for most of Carbon County as well as Converse, Albany, Platte, Goshen and Laramie counties. The watch will be in effect from late Sunday night through Tuesday.
Casper could see snow as early as Sunday night, with less than half an inch of new snow accumulation expected. The snowfall could continue Tuesday, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation.
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