'Heavy band' of snow in the west Tuesday, Casper may see rain and snow Friday - Casper, WY Oil City News
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‘Heavy band’ of snow in the west Tuesday, Casper may see rain and snow Friday

A sledder takes advantage of plenty of fresh powder at Washington Park on Saturday, November 30, 2019, in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Western Wyoming is likely to see snow on Tuesday, decreasing in the evening.

“A heavy snow band is moving into western Wyoming this morning,” the National Weather Service in Riverton says, adding that winds could reach up to 45 mph.

That could lead to “slick roads” and “rapidly decreasing visibility due to snow and blowing snow.”

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(NWS in Riverton)

Rain and snow may fall in Casper between 11 am and 4 pm Friday, Jan. 17. There is a chance of snow after 4 pm.

Here is the seven day forecast from the NWS in Riverton:

Today Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Windy, with a southwest wind 24 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 30. Breezy, with a southwest wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. South wind 11 to 14 mph.

Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday A chance of rain and snow between 11am and 4pm, then a chance of snow after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night A 30 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Breezy.

Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy.

Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Breezy.

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy.

Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Breezy.

M.L.King Day Sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy.

National Weather Service in Riverton