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Snow returning to western Wyoming Thursday night; rain and snow possible in Casper Saturday

(Gregory Hirst, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Snow showers are expected to move into western Wyoming on Thursday night with accumulating snow likely at higher elevations, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

Light to moderate snow is expected in western mountains and passes on Friday and into Saturday. The NWS in Riverton adds that light accumulations could also be possible in western valleys. At lower elevations, snow could change over to rain during daytime hours.

In the Casper area, rain and snow are possible on Saturday. There is a slight chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain until 4 p.m. After 4 p.m. there is a slight chance of rain and snow. The NWS in Riverton forecasts the chance in the Casper area at 20%.

Monday is expected to reach a high near 57 degrees on Monday and a high above 50 degrees is also expected on Tuesday in Casper. A chance of snow showers returns Tuesday night and on Wednesday. There will also be a 30% chance of snow on Casper Mountain on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Further forecast information is available from the NWS in Riverton.