First Winter Weather Expected This Week
A forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Cheyenne says the area will probably see it's first winter weather of the fall season later this week.
Timothy Trudel says exactly how hard southeast Wyoming will get hit is still an open question at this point.
But he says forecasters are confident the area will see it's first snowfall towards Thursday and Friday, adding there is a good chance Laramie County could see wind chills in the single digits to near zero.
He says travel impact could include locally heavy blowing and drifting snow, with north to northwest winds at 30 to 40 miles per hour, possibly gusting as high as 50 mph. He says as of right now he expects lighter snow accumulations across Albany and Carbon counties.
But Trudel says that could change if the track of the storm turns out differently than current projections. Right now it's possible the storm could be centered anywhere between the Dakotas to the north or extreme southeast Colorado and Kansas to the south.