Heavy Snow Possible East of Cheyenne Late Tuesday and Wednesday
Interstate 80 from Cheyenne to Sidney could see up to eight inches of snow late Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne says.
"A developing storm system will push across Colorado late on Tuesday bringing widespread snowfall to most of the area," the NWS said.
"The heaviest snow potential will be south of the North Platte River Valley near the Colorado border," the NWS added.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon for eastern Laramie County and the southern Nebraska Panhandle, with four to eight inches of snow possible.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 206 AM MST Mon Jan 16 2023 NEZ020-021-054-055-WYZ119-170000- /O.NEW.KCYS.WS.A.0001.230118T0000Z-230119T0000Z/ Banner County-Morrill County-Kimball County-Cheyenne County- East Laramie County- Including the cities of Harrisburg, Angora, Bridgeport, Bayard, Redington, Kimball, Sidney, Brownson, and Pine Bluffs 206 AM MST Mon Jan 16 2023 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible. * WHERE...In Nebraska, Banner County, Morrill County, Kimball County and Cheyenne County. In Wyoming, East Laramie County. * WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Travel could be difficult. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty in the track of this storm which could impact where the heaviest snowfall occurs. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.
The NWS says accumulating snowfall is likely outside the watch area, and winter weather headlines may be expanded to other areas.
January 16th Morning Update: A developing storm system will push across Colorado late on Tuesday bringing widespread snowfall to most of the area. The heaviest snow potential will be south of the North Platte River Valley near the Colorado border. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the southern Nebraska Panhandle and eastern Laramie County Tuesday night and Wednesday for 6+ inches of snow.