A Winter Storm Watch for parts of southeast Wyoming, including Cheyenne, has now been expanded into the Nebraska Panhandle.

As of 8 am Laramie was barely outside of the watch area, but still had snow in the forecast.

The watch was set to take effect at 5 p.m. today [February 9], and potentially be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning at some point.

The agency posted the following on its website:


A tricky weather forecast with this next storm system. Heavy snow is possible tonight through Saturday in the watched area. We expanded the watch to include Banner, Cheyenne and Morrill Counties in the Nebraska Panhandle. Due to inconsistent model guidance run to run consistency, we've held off on upgrading to a warning for now to let our day crew take one more look at the next model run. Looking at snow amounts of 4-8 inches for communities in the watched areas. Lesser amounts (1-3 inches) further north and west of these watched areas. Stay tuned!

Forecasts For Cheyenne and Laramie:

Cheyenne Forecast

Today
Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 12. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy.
Laramie Forecast
Today
Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Snow likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values between zero and 5. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 28. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 11.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

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