We've been blessed with unseasonably warm weather.

That's about to change.

A change to much more winter like weather is expected for Wednesday through Friday. After an unseasonably warm start to the week, a strong cold front will sweep across northwest Wyoming Wednesday afternoon and will reach central Wyoming by midnight Wednesday night, and then from Rock Springs to Casper by day break Thursday.

The rain associated with this weather event will quickly turn to snowfall shortly after the onslaught of precipitation. Snowfall will continue throughout the day Thursday, decreasing in intensity by late afternoon as the snowfall ends from northwest to southeast. Total snowfall amounts should range from 4 to 8 inches in the mountains with locally higher amounts. The lower elevations can expect 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts near the up slope favored areas east of the divide. Coupled with the snowfall, strong north winds of 30 to 40 mph will likely occur over northern Johnson county Thursday making travel hazardous.

High temperatures Thursday will run about 30 degrees colder than what will be experienced this afternoon with high temperatures in many areas on Thursday remaining in the 30s. This may seem cold after the recent "Indian Summer" weather, however these temperatures will actually be fairly close to normal for this time of the year. Mountain snow showers will continue Thursday night. Friday morning should turn out to be the coldest morning this season thus far with lows of 5 to 15 degrees fairly common.

Hunters and those with other outdoor interests should prepare for winter weather conditions. those planning on traveling Wednesday and Thursday should anticipate slick and snow covered roads. Stay tuned for additional statements and possible winter highlights concerning this anticipated snow event.

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