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Snow showers continue in the north; 50 percent chance in Casper Thursday

(10:15 am, 10/18/2020) Granite pass at the Big Horn / Sheridan County Line, elev. 9,033′ (Wyoming Department of Transportation)

CASPER, Wyo —  The National Weather Service (NWS) is extending a winter weather advisory for northern mountains in Wyoming due to continued snow showers into  Monday afternoon.

An expected “surge” will bring the heaviest snow after sunset Sunday night to the Bighorn and Absaroka mountains. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible in the Bighorns. The Absarokas could see up to 9 inches, NWS said. Some areas of the Bighorns reported accumulations up to 14 inches as of Sunday morning.

NWS Billings

Elsewhere in the western and central region, it will be mostly dry and through Monday. Gusts in the southern part of the state could reach 40 to 50 mph.

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NWS Riverton

Temperatures are expected in the 50s and 60s in the region Tuesday and Wednesday.  A cold front pushing in Wednesday night will drop temperatures into the 30s. 

In Casper, overnight rain showers could mix with snow by 5:00 am Thursday, with a low of 28. A 50 percent chance of snow showers is expected in Casper on Thursday. 

In Casper Sunday, Oct. 18, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 51, with a high of 62 on Monday.