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.
Graphic via National Weather Service
Graphic via National Weather Service