Update: Winter Storm Watch For SE Wyoming Upgraded To Warning
Update: The Winter Storm Watch for parts of SE Wyoming has now been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning. The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service posted this statement on its website on Sunday afternoon:
'Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for the Sierra Madre, Snowy, and Laramie Mountain Ranges starting at 12 PM Monday. This includes the I-80 Summit between Cheyenne and Laramie. 10 to 20 inches of snow is expected in the mountains with locally higher amounts at the highest elevations through Wednesday morning. Rain will change over to snow above 6500 feet tonight, but light accumulations are expected. Precipitation will pick up again Monday afternoon initially as rain showers before changing over to snow and continuing into the day Tuesday. Although the snow may struggle to accumulate on area roadways during the day, expect most of the accumulations and impacts to travel to occur at night. We will be monitoring the Wyoming High Plains as colder air could cause rain to switch over to snow and increase snow amounts along the I-25 corridor.'
Original Story: It may be late May, but it appears that old man winter is not ready to leave southeast Wyoming just yet.
The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the higher elevations of the region for Monday and Tuesday. And over a foot of snow is possible in some mountain areas.
The agency has issued this statement on its website:
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the southeast Wyoming mountains, which includes the Laramie Range in addition to the Interstate 80 Summit, for Monday and Tuesday. Although the snow may struggle to accumulate on area roadways during the day, expect most of the accumulations and impacts to travel to occur at night. Snow accumulations are also possible for the high valleys west of Interstate 25, and the eastern plains of southeast Wyoming in addition to far western Nebraska, but impacts and accumulations are uncertain at this time.