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50-60 mph gusts could impact I-25, I-80 in Wyoming on Friday; Casper can expect -5 degree windchills overnight

I-25 Bordeaux windsock on Thursday morning. (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Strong winds, more snow and cold windchills are in the forecast for some areas of the Cowboy State on Thursday and into the weekend.

The Black Hills in Wyoming could see 2-5 inches of snow by 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Rapid City. The northeast Bighorn Mountains along with areas of western and central Wyoming could see snow showers until around noon Thursday, according to NWS offices in Riverton and Billings.

In southeast Wyoming, light snowfall with 1-4 inches possible could occur in higher terrain areas on Thursday and into Thursday night. 30-45 mph winds are also possible in southeast Wyoming on Thursday that could lead to blowing snow and visibility reductions on Interstate 25 and I-80, according to the NWS in Cheyenne.

50-60 mph wind gusts are possible in wind-prone corridors in the southeast part of the state on Friday and Saturday, the NWS in Cheyenne adds.

Strong winds are also possible in western and central Wyoming on Friday in the Absaroka Mountains and from Muddy Gap through Casper, according to the NWS in Riverton. Casper is expected to see 23-26 mph southwest winds on Friday with gusts as high as 40 mph. The windchill overnight Thursday and into Friday could dip as low as -5 degrees.

The NWS in Riverton forecasts 22-24 mph southwest winds in Casper on Saturday with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Further forecast information is available from the NWS.

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