The latest (11/23 morning) forecast from the Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service says low-lying areas of southeast Wyoming can expect to get up to eight inches of snow with a winter storm that is expected to hit later today.

Higher elevations may receive 20 inches or more of white stuff.

The agency posted the following on its website early this morning:

Various Winter Storm Warnings (Pink) and Winter Weather Advisories (Purple) are in effect from this afternoon or evening, until portions of Friday night. Snow will be heavy at times in many locations, with gusty winds producing areas of blowing snow and reduced visibilities. For the Winter Storm Warnings, lower elevations will see 5 to 8 inches of snow with the mountains receiving 12 to 20 inches or more. For the Winter Weather Advisory areas, snowfall totals will mainly be from 1 to 5 inches.

Here is the latest Cheyenne forecast:

Thanksgiving Day
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 23 by 5pm. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight
Snow. Low around 8. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. East wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Friday
Snow. High near 14. Wind chill values between -5 and -10. Southeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -5 and -10. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast after midnight.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of flurries after 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 21. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Blustery.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 33.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 11.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 36.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 42.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 43.
Here is the Laramie forecast:
Thanksgiving Day
Snow likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy blowing snow after 2pm. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 25 by noon, then falling to around 20 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tonight
Snow. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 9pm. Low around 7. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. Windy, with an east wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Friday
Snow, mainly before 11am. Areas of blowing snow before 3pm. High near 10. Wind chill values between -10 and -15. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values between -5 and -10. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of flurries after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 14. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 7. Blustery.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 22. Blustery.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 9. Blustery.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 27. Blustery.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Breezy.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 32. Breezy.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy.

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