Winter Storm Watch Upgraded To Winter Storm Warning
The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service has expanded the area of southeast Wyoming covered by a Winter Storm Warning. The expanded area covered by the warning now includes the city of Cheyenne, as well as much of the rest of southeast Wyoming.
The city of Laramie remains under a Winter Weather Advisory, with 3 to 6 inches possible Wednesday into Thursday.
The agency posted this statement on its website:
''15/4AM: Winter Storm Warnings (highlighted in pink) in effect for much of southeast Wyoming and the southern Nebraska Panhandle from late this afternoon through Thursday afternoon. Winter Weather Advisories (highlighted in purple) in effect for the northern Nebraska Panhandle, the Laramie Valley and Upper North Platte River Basin. A cold front moving into the area this afternoon, that will bring a brief period of rain before it changes over to snow this evening. Snow looks to be quite heavy this evening through mid morning Thursday, before easing in the afternoon. Strong northeast winds could lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow this evening as well. If planning travel this evening into Thursday across southeast Wyoming and Nebraska Panhandle, be prepared for winter weather conditions. Allow extra time to reach your destination and anticipate travel delays.''
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