CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne and surrounding areas are on alert as a winter storm is set to move through the region from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.
The storm is predicted to bring heavy snow, with total accumulations of 4–8 inches possible, and strong westerly winds, particularly affecting Carbon County, the mountains and the valleys.
A Winter storm watch remains in effect for key areas including Kimball County in Nebraska, as well as South Laramie Range, South Laramie Range Foothills, Central Laramie County and East Laramie County.
The storm is anticipated to start impacting the area today, with light snow transitioning to heavier falls overnight and continuing into Saturday. The most significant snowfall is expected during the day on Saturday, particularly in the southern Nebraska Panhandle.
Travel could become hazardous due to snow-covered roads and reduced visibility. The combination of heavy snow and strong winds could lead to challenging conditions, especially for those commuting in or traveling through the affected areas.
- Today and Tonight: The incoming storm will introduce light snow across the region, intensifying overnight.
- Saturday: Snow will persist throughout the day before diminishing in the evening. The heaviest snowfall is likely in the southern Nebraska panhandle.
- Temperature Outlook: Daytime highs are expected to range from the 30s to the 40s across most areas, with colder temperatures in the mountains.
Following the storm, mainly dry conditions are anticipated outside the mountains, with a potential return of snow by Wednesday next week, mainly west of the Laramie Range.
Detailed Forecast for Cheyenne
- Today: Snow is expected mainly after 5 p.m. The day will be partly sunny with a high near 37, and a west-northwest wind around 5 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%, with less than a half-inch of daytime snow accumulation possible.
- Tonight: Snow continues to be likely, mainly before 8 p.m. Expect mostly cloudy skies with a low of around 20 and a north wind of around 5 mph. The chance of precipitation remains at 60%, with new snow accumulation of 1–3 inches possible.
- Saturday: Snow is likely again. It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 28 and a north wind of 5–10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent, with less than an inch of new snow accumulation possible.
- Saturday Night: There’s a 40% chance of snow before 11 p.m. The sky will gradually become mostly clear, with a low around 12 and a north wind of 5–10 mph.
- Sunday: Expect sunny skies with a high near 34 and a west-northwest wind around 10 mph.
- Sunday Night: The evening will be mostly clear with a low around 18.
- Monday: The week starts off mostly sunny with a high near 44.
- Monday Night: The night will be partly cloudy with a low of around 20.
- Tuesday: Anticipate mostly sunny skies with a high near 40.
- Tuesday Night: It will be partly cloudy with a low of around 20.
- Wednesday: The day will be mostly sunny with a high near 42 and breezy conditions.
- Wednesday Night: Expect partly cloudy skies with a low of around 20.
- Thursday: The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 40.