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Up to 5 inches of snow expected in the Tetons by Monday morning

Snow storm hitting the mountains at Grand Teton National Park (Shutterstock)

CASPER, Wyo. — 2 to 3 inches of snow is expected to fall Sunday night and into Monday morning in the northern and northwestern Wyoming mountains, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

The Absaroka, Teton, Gros Ventre, and Bighorn ranges, along with the Yellowstone area, will get 2-3 inches of snow, with up to 5 inches possible around the Tetons.

(NWS Riverton)

“People planning outdoor activities should be prepared for cold and snowy weather,” NWS advised.

Before the snow, strong winds and scattered showers are expected across the central and western Wyoming region. A cold front will pass though the state Sunday afternoon, bringing southwest winds with gusts of 35 to 40 mph and raising fire danger concerns.

(NWS Riverton)

Scattered showers are possible in Sweetwater and Natrona Counties Sunday afternoon, mainly after 5 p.m. 

In Casper, the chances of precipitation are 30% Sunday and Monday, increasing to 40% Sunday night. Sunday’s high is expected to be near 74, with Monday’s high near 57.

Afternoon highs across the region Monday will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal. a gradual warming trend should ensue after Tuesday. By Friday, temperatures will generally rebound into the 70s and low 80s, with temperatures in the mid-60s in the northwest.