The National Weather Service has upgraded the Laramie area to a Winter Storm Warning from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

Graphic Courtesy of Nation Weather Service Cheyenne

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO NOON MDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Southeast Wyoming.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Wednesday to noon MDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Roads will be slick. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Areas to the east of Laramie, including Cheyenne, are under a Blizzard Warnings. Eastbound travel on I-80 could be severely affected.