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Snow likely in western Wyoming Thursday; strong winds with up to 60 mph gusts coming to I-80

A semi blown over amid strong Wyoming winds (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Some areas of western Wyoming are likely to see snow on Thursday and Thursday night, and southeast Wyoming is expected to see strong winds develop overnight Thursday and into Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain is likely in the west on Wednesday and Wednesday night, with rain and snow then likely in some areas starting on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton. The Wind River Range could see up to 3 inches of snow on Thursday and has a 60% chance for precipitation, according to the NWS in Riverton.

Yellowstone National Park has an 80% chance of rain on Wednesday night, an 80% chance of rain on Thursday and an 80% chance of snow and rain on Thursday night, the NWS in Riverton forecasts.

Interstate 80 could see wind gusts as strong as 60 mph starting late Thursday night and into Friday afternoon between Laramie and Rawlins, according to the NWS in Cheyenne.

“Strong crosswinds could be hazardous to lightweight and high-profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers,” the NWS in Cheyenne said.

Snow forecast totals over the next three days are as follows, according to the NWS in Riverton:

Further forecast information is available from the NWS.


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