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‘Cold and gloomy weather’ expected in SE Wyoming on Wednesday; black ice reported on I-80 near Cheyenne

I-80 near Buford on Wednesday morning. (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Black ice advisories are in effect on Interstate 80 near Cheyenne as of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Cheyenne forecasts “cold and gloomy weather” in southeast Wyoming on Wednesday.

Light snow showers are possible in the morning and there is also the chance for freezing drizzle in some areas. The NWS in Cheyenne shared the following graphic regarding the forecast in southeast Wyoming on Wednesday:

Dense fog is possible in the south Laramie Range until 11 a.m. Wednesday. That could lead to visibility of one quarter mile or less, according to the NWS in Cheyenne.

Strong winds will be possible in southeast Wyoming starting on Thursday afternoon with gusts up to 65 mph possible, according to the NWS in Cheyenne. Strong winds are expected to last into late Thursday night in the north Snowy Range foothills and in the Snowy Range.

I-80 could see strong winds between Laramie and Rawlins from Thursday night through Friday morning, according to the NWS in Cheyenne.

There will be a chance for more snow in southeast Wyoming on Friday.

Further forecast information is available from the NWS.

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