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High Wind Warning through Tuesday ahead of more snow in central Wyo this week

Outer Drive in Casper (Gregory Hirst, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — More strong winds and some snow are in store this week in central Wyoming, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

Central Wyoming is under a high wind warning with 30- to 40-mph southwest winds and 60-mph gusts expected. Heavier gusts are likely along some areas in Casper, such as Outer Drive.

Very high winds over the last several days have caused travel headaches throughout much of central Wyoming, including closures of major interstates, stranding thousands of motorists and trucks along Interstate 80, which reopened on Sunday afternoon.

Snow is likely starting Tuesday night into Wednesday, with accumulation details still uncertain, the NWS said.

Monday’s high is expected to reach 45 degrees, with a high of 50 degrees and wind gusts near 50 mph on Tuesday.

Snow and rain is possible on Wednesday, with gusty winds persisting.