The first arctic blast of the season is expected to dump several inches of snow on the Cheyenne area tonight and early Wednesday.

Meteorologist Kate Cotsakis with the National Weather Service in Cheyenne says the bulk of the snow will be over the I-80 summit.

"We're looking at about two to five inches in Cheyenne," said Cotsakis, "Over the summit we're looking at six to eight inches."

Costakis says luckily the area won't see the strong winds it did Monday.

"We're not looking at too much in the way of wind," said Costakis. "We could see a little bit of drifting snow along the highways, but we're not looking at anything too terrible."

"Morning commutes are going to be the biggest issue," Costakis added. "So make sure that you give yourself enough time to be able to scrape snow off your car or drive on those slick roads."

Drivers are urged to check the latest road conditions before heading out.