The National Weather Service is warning of potential flooding in Laramie and Albany County this weekend.

Water levels continue to rise due to melting snow and rainfall.

FLOOD WATCH -- NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY -- 1007 AM MDT WED MAY 7 2014 ...THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING TODAY AND TONIGHT... FLOODING POSSIBLE ALONG THE LARAMIE RIVER IN CENTRAL ALBANY
COUNTY THIS WEEKEND... .A SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM THIS AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BECOME SEVERE...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND HEAVY RAINS. SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN FELL
OVER PORTIONS OF THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH AREA LAST EVENING...MAKING THESE AREAS SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING TODAY AND TONIGHT SHOULD MORE HEAVY RAIN FALL OVER THE SAME AREAS. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL DIMINISH THIS EVENING BUT WIDESPREAD MODERATE RAIN WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN MAY ALSO POSE A FLASH FLOODING THREAT.

RECENT WARM TEMPERATURES HAVE ALSO GIVEN WAY TO CONSIDERABLE SNOW-MELT IN THE SNOWY RANGE. THIS HAS RESULTED IN RISING WATER LEVELS ALONG THE LARAMIE RIVER IN CENTRAL ALBANY COUNTY. ALTHOUGH COOLER WEATHER IS EXPECTED AFTER TODAY...ONE MORE DAY OF TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 50S BELOW 8000 FEET COMBINED WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION WILL RESULT IN CONTINUED RIVER RISES.