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Winter weather watch expands throughout southeast Wyoming

Dan Cepeda Oil City

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As the week inches closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, chances of a winter storm continue to rise throughout much of southeast Wyoming.

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne issued a winter weather watch early Wednesday morning to most areas in Laramie County, surrounding Wyoming counties and southwest Nebraska.

Wednesday will be the last day in the foreseeable future with warm weather, with a high of 65 degrees. Winds will be slightly breezy throughout the daytime.

Thanksgiving Day is set to be mostly cloudy, have a high of 33 degrees and have a 40% chance of snow after 11 a.m. Patchy fog will set in after 5 p.m., and snow showers will continue into the night.

The winter storm watch is in effect for Cheyenne from 2 p.m. Thursday through 11 p.m. Friday. The state capital has a 68% of accumulating 6 inches of snow or more through 11 a.m. Saturday, the NWS in Cheyenne states.

Friday is expected to be frigid, with a high of 15 degrees. Windchills will be at or below 0 degrees throughout the day and night.

Temperatures are expected to warm up slightly over the weekend. Saturday will have a high of 24 degrees with a chance of snow before 11 a.m. Clear skies will return Sunday with a high of 32 degrees.