The National Weather Service office in Cheyenne has issued a special weather statement for conditions Thursday into Friday.

... COOL AND WET WEATHER CAN BE EXPECTED OVER SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH AND ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. BEHIND THE FRONT WILL BE COOLER TEMPERATURES FOR THURSDAY ALONG WITH LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW. THE RAIN WILL MIX WITH AND CHANGE OVER TO SNOW GRADUALLY BEFORE BEING ALL SNOW BY EARLY THURSDAY EVENING.

ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT... BEFORE ENDING SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE FRIDAY. THE SNOW MAY FALL AT A MODERATE RATE THURSDAY NIGHT SOUTH OF A PINE BLUFFS TO LARAMIE LINE. MOST PLACES WILL RECEIVE BETWEEN ONE HALF AND 2 INCHES OF NEW SNOW. HOWEVER... OVER FAR SOUTHEAST WYOMING... INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PINE BLUFFS... CHEYENNE AND LARAMIE... 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED. OVER THE SOUTHERN LARAMIE RANGE AND THE SNOWY RANGE... 4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW MAY FALL.

NORTH WINDS WILL BE BETWEEN 10 AND 15 MPH DURING THIS EVENT SO THE MAIN IMPACTS FOR THIS BRIEF SNOW EVENT WILL BE SLICK ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN THE SNOW MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE UPCOMING CHANGE BACK TO WINTRY WEATHER AND CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST AND ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE LEAVING.