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Casper in winter storm through Sunday as snowfall continues - Casper, WY Oil City News

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Casper in winter storm through Sunday as snowfall continues

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City News File)

CASPER, Wyo. — Snowfall began in Casper on Friday night and is expected to continue throughout the weekend, with meteorologists predicting as much as 6–8 total inches of accumulation by Monday.

As the snow falls throughout the day today, temperatures aren’t expected to eclipse 23 degrees, with moderately strong winds making it feel even colder. At night, temperatures could go below zero, with a low temperature of minus 3 in the forecast. The wind could make conditions feel as cold as minus 20, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.

Sunday brings with it extreme cold. During the day, the high is forecast at just 3 degrees, while the low is minus 12. All the while, strong winds coming in from the northeast will make it feel as cold as minus 20 degrees.

The snowfall is expected to abate on Monday, but the extreme cold isn’t going anywhere with the start of the coming week. Monday’s high is just 8, and wind gusts upwards of 20 mph will make temperatures feel like they’re below zero for much of the day.

With the continued heavy snowfall, drivers are encouraged to only take to the roadways if necessary and to exercise extreme caution. Drivers should allow more space between them and other vehicles and begin slowing down to stops earlier than they would otherwise.