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NWS: 65 mph gusts possible in Casper today

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. – If you feel like your heart’s aflutter this Valentine’s Day, the cause may be wind-related.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for southern Fremont and Natrona County through 5 p.m. today as strong winds are expected to bring blowing and drifting snow.

The NWS says southwest winds of 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph are expected. Gusts reaching 65 mph are likely on Outer Driver in Casper and along ridges in southeast Fremont County.

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High wind warnings are also in effect along the I-25 corridor past Douglas through Cheyenne, and along the southeast portion of I-80.

Thanks to the recent snow accumulation in the area, gusty winds will likely cause slippery roads and low visibility in some areas. The NWS the worst of the conditions will be this morning through early afternoon.

Snow is predicted to return late Sunday through Monday with winds continuing through the weekend.