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Winter storm, high wind watches in effect during Thanksgiving week


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A high wind watch is in effect for parts of the Laramie Valley on Wednesday, while a winter storm watch throughout parts of southeast Wyoming will last from Thursday into Friday.

Temperatures are expected to warm Tuesday and into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. A northwest wind will blow through the area around 15 mph. Sunny skies will be visible throughout the day. Wednesday is expected to be more of the same, with a high of 63 degrees.

A high wind watch will briefly be in effect from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday up around Wheatland and Garrett. Winds may bluster at up to 60 mph. The NWS in Cheyenne advises drivers traveling on Interstate 25, especially those in lightweight or high-profile vehicles, to be extra cautious.

A winter storm watch will be in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 11 p.m. Friday for numerous cities north of Cheyenne and Laramie. These locations include Bill, Douglas, Deer Creek, Glenrock, Lusk, Redbird, Bordeaux, Wheatland, Guernsey and Torrington. These areas should expect to see anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow. The inclement weather may moderately affect travel conditions.

The winter watch may expand to other areas, the NWS in Cheyenne said. Accumulated snow is likely outside the highlighted regions. In Cheyenne, there’s a 67% chance the city will accumulate more than 4 inches of snow between Thursday morning and Saturday, as of Tuesday morning’s forecast.