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Freeze watch in effect for much of Wyoming Monday night into Tuesday

Frost clings to dead leaves in central Casper on Feb. 19, 2020. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The National Weather Service expects widespread sub-freezing temperatures early Tuesday after a round of mountain snowfall Sunday night into Monday.

The Sierra Madre and Snowy ranges are expected to get 2-5 inches of snow and see temperatures as low as 27 degrees. In the far west, up to 5 inches of snow are expected in some Teton locations.

Freeze watches will be in effect late Monday night into Tuesday morning for much of the state.

Lower elevations in Fremont, Sweetwater, Sublette, Lincoln, and southeast Natrona counties will see low temperatures around 27 to 31 degrees. Carbon and Albany counties could get down to 29. The Yellowstone, Star Valley and far west will see temperatures between 21 to 26.

Casper should see a low between 33 and 34, but daytime highs could reach 67 degrees under sunny skies Tuesday afternoon.

“Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold, NWS said. 

Outdoor water pipes should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly to prevent bursting.