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Storm to drop up to five inches of snow on Bighorns and Wind River Range; I-25, I-80 may see impacts in Wyoming


CASPER, Wyo. — A snowstorm is expected to arrive in Wyoming on Tuesday and the Bighorn Mountains and Wind River Range are likely to receive the highest accumulations, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

The Bighorns can expect 3-5 inches by Tuesday night and drivers “are urged to watch for snow covered and slick roads as well as rapid changes in visibility,” according to the NWS in Riverton. The eastern slopes of the Wind River Range could also see 3-5 inches of snow. 1-2 inches are expected in the Wind River Basin.

2-4 inches of snow is expected in the Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains as well as Yellowstone National Park by 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The NWS in Riverton forecasts 1-2 inches of snow in the Jackson Valley.

Natrona County and southern portions of Johnson and Fremont County can expect 1-2 inches of snow between Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. Casper Mountain could see up to 4 inches of snow by Wednesday, according to the NWS in Riverton.

2-3 inches of snow are expected in the Absaroka, Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains. 1-2 inches are expected in the Cody foothills and in southern portions of the Big Horn Basin near Thermopolis.

Interstate 25 and I-80 could see impacts in the coming storm, with the NWS in Cheyenne forecasting 1-3 inches of snow from Tuesday night through Wednesday in south central and southeast Wyoming. Higher snowfall amounts are possible in the mountains.

Further forecast information is available from the NWS.