CASPER, Wyo. — Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines in southeast Wyoming on Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

“Widespread power outages are expected,” the NWS in Cheyenne said. “Travel will be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.”

Wind gusts up to 65 mph will be possible in the central Laramie Range and southwest Platte County from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, the NWS in Cheyenne forecasts. The south Laramie Range and foothills are expected to see gusts up to 60 mph.

The north Snowy Range foothills could see gusts up to 65 mph between midnight and 3 p.m. Friday.

“People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches,” the NWS in Cheyenne said. “If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.”

Further forecast information is available from the NWS in Cheyenne.