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Wyoming mountains could see up to 18 inches of snow by midnight Friday

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Cowboy State could see some rain and snow starting Thursday and extending into Saturday.

While showers and thunderstorms are possible on Thursday, storms are likely on Friday and Saturday, particularly in western Wyoming, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.

“Significant” precipitation is probable on Friday and Saturday, “with the heaviest precipitation Friday night into Saturday” in the west.

“Several inches of snow could occur across the western mountains during this time frame, with snow levels mainly above 9000 feet,” the NWS in Riverton adds.

Mountains south of Dubois could see up to 18 inches by midnight Friday, according to the NWS in Riverton:

The storm could be followed by another system early next week. The NWS in Riverton said that a “large wet and windy weather system continues to look possible.”

“This could bring the first measurable snow across many of the lower [elevations] of western and central Wyoming,” the NWS in Riverton said.

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