Cheyenne NWS: Expect Several Inches Of Snow, Sub-Zero Wind Chills
Forecasters with the Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service say a winter storm which is expected to hit southeast Wyoming could dump up to 6 inches of snow on Cheyenne and push wind chills as low as -6.
Laramie could receive up to a foot of snow.
Forecasters are keeping an eye on a strong cold front which is expected to rock the area through Friday morning. The service issued this situation report on Tuesday morning:
Early October Winter Storm Updated Situation Report as of 6 AM Oct. 8th
- Winter Storm Watches remain in effect from 6 PM Wednesday through noon Friday.
- Watch expanded to include Platte and Goshen Counties in Wyoming and in Nebraska, southern Sioux, Dawes and Box Butte Counties.
- Winter Weather Advisories likely to be issued closer to the onset of the event across many portions of the region.
- Flash Freeze Wednesday Evening: Plummeting temperatures will cause precipitation that starts out as rain to freeze on roadways quickly, especially bridges.
- Widespread accumulating snow and hazardous travel likely Wednesday Night - Friday Morning.
- Sporadic power outages could be possible due to leaves still being on trees combined with the snow and wind.