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Blustery conditions return Friday morning as parts of southeastern Wyoming to be under high wind warning

(NWS Cheyenne)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — How fitting that on the first days of fall, southeastern Wyoming gets some of its first high wind warnings of the season.

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a high wind warning for portions of the region beginning at 3 a.m. and lasting until at least 3 p.m. Friday, with western winds expected to blow at speeds of 30–40 mph with up to 65 mph gusts.

The warning area is in a common high-wind portion of southeastern Wyoming, including much of Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie, parts of Platte County near Chugwater and Wheatland, and the north Snowy Range Foothills in and around the towns of Elk Mountain and Arlington.

Those traveling, especially in light, high-profile vehicles, should exercise caution if traveling on roads in the warning areas. As of Thursday afternoon, all major interstates in Wyoming are open as normal for automobile traffic.

Real-time weather conditions are available from the NWS in Cheyenne.