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Rain and mountain snow possible in northern Wyoming; 60-mph winds on I-80 in southeast on Monday evening

I-80 Summit East (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton has issued a hazardous weather outlook with a chance of rain and mountain snow showers in northern Wyoming on Monday evening.

Rain and snow amounts are expected to be minimal with any storms, according to the NWS in Riverton.

In southeast Wyoming, a high wind watch will be in effect from 6 p.m. Monday through late Monday night, according to the NWS in Cheyenne. 35- to 45-mph winds out of the west with gusts up to 60 mph will be possible along areas of Interstate 80, including Vedauwoo and the I-80 Summit east of Laramie. The high winds are expected to impact the south Laramie Range.

“Strong crosswinds will be hazardous to lightweight and high-profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers,” the NWS in Cheyenne states. “Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.”

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