With people in southeastern Wyoming currently enjoying near-summer weather, the National Weather Service’s Cheyenne office says big changes could happen within days.
This could include widespread rain and snow, possibly with heavy accumulations of white matter at higher elevations.
The agency posted this statement on its website:
‘Hi! Forecast still on track for a change in weather in Southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle, for the weekend through the weekend. We will be dealing with critical fire related weather Thursday through Saturday across much of the region. The worst days for the fires will be Thursday and Friday as most areas appear to be in the headlines. Increased winds on Friday and Saturday as a cold front approaches from the west. Could see warning level winds in wind-prone areas Friday and Saturday, which could impact light and large vehicle travel on Highways 80 and 25. The front appears to continue into Saturday evening rain turning to snow west of the front. The Snowy and Sierra Madre ranges could see heavy snow accumulations Saturday night through Sunday night. Hunters should prepare for wintry weather this weekend. Could see a rain/snow mix east of the Laramie Range Sunday evening through Monday. Stay tuned!”