CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation urged motorists traveling along areas of I-80 and I-25 in Wyoming to be aware of the potential for severe wather.
“Traveling on I-80 or I-25 over the next few days?” WYDOT District 1 said on Tuesday, May 19 via Twitter. “You’re likely to see some severe weather. Know before you go, check road conditions at http://wyoroad.info or by calling 511.”
WYDOT shared forecast information from the National Weather Service in Cheyenne who say that severe thunderstorms could occur Tuesday and Wednesday across southeast Wyoming and into the Nebraska panhandle.
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The NWS said the best chance of thunderstorms is Wednesday.
Tuesday could see hail up to one inch in diameter with wind gusts up to 60 mph. Wednesday, the NWS says the thunderstorms could bring up to golf-ball sized hail and wind gusts up to 65 mph with tornadoes possible.
They add that flash flooding from heavy rainfall could occur Wednesday as well:
This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.