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Up to 4 inches of snow on Casper Mountain on Wednesday as gusty winds persist


CASPER, Wyo. — A winter storm moving through the area won’t bring a stop to the persistent winds in central Wyoming today.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton, rain turning to snow is expected to develop early Wednesday morning, with temperatures plummeting to around 23 degrees by late morning after hovering near 50 degrees overnight Tuesday.

Around 2 inches of snow is possible in lower elevations, with up to 4 inches on Casper Mountain by Wednesday evening. Blustery winds with gusts up to 38 mph are likely today, making travel potentially difficult on many central and southern roadways.

Temperatures are expected to dip to 21 degrees overnight Wednesday, with wind gusts increasing to 45 mph.

Gusty winds and highs in the low 30s are predicted throughout the remainder of the week.

Wind gusts up to 74 mph were recorded again in the Casper area on Tuesday, according to numbers posted by the NWS. A gust of 82 mph was recorded at South Pass.