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Strong winds, snowfall strike Cheyenne; warnings issued

City of Cheyenne Municipal Building (Stew Dyer / Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Southeast Wyoming could have a turbulent week ahead as the National Weather Service in Cheyenne forecasts strong winds, snow and cooler temperatures extending into the weekend.

Today, Cheyenne and neighboring areas, including western Nebraska, are expected to endure wind gusts reaching 70–80 mph, particularly in wind-prone locations. These strong winds are likely to continue through Tuesday, raising concerns for safety and potential property damage.

Wind directions have begun to shift to the west across Carbon County as the upper-level trough axis begins to move through the area, the NWS in Cheyenne reported, indicating a quick increase in wind gusts.

Alongside the high winds, a winter weather advisory is in effect through tonight. The North Laramie Range could see as much as 6 inches of snow, which may lead to significant visibility reductions due to blowing snow. Lower elevations, however, are expected to see primarily rain, with snow levels dropping by midday.

Looking forward, the weather remains unsettled from Wednesday through Friday, with temperatures dipping into the upper 40s and upper 50s. The forecast anticipates late-day showers and thunderstorms, which will continue into the weekend.