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60-mph winds could rock Casper Mountain late into Tuesday night

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — With strong winds possible in central Wyoming, Casper Mountain could be impacted by gusts up to 60 mph through 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

35- to 40-mph southwest winds with 55- to 60-mph gusts are also possible on the eastern slopes of the Wind River and Absaroka Mountains.

Other areas east of the Continental Divide, including the city of Casper, could see 50- to 55-mph gusts last until 11 p.m. Tuesday.

“Sudden and strong wind gusts could result in control issues for lightweight and high-profile vehicles,” the NWS in Riverton says. “Please exercise caution when traveling.”

Casper Mountain could potentially see snow on Tuesday night with a 30% chance of precipitation in the forecast. Rain and snow is expected to be widespread across western and central Wyoming on Wednesday, according to the NWS in Riverton.