Wyoming mountains may see as much as foot of weekend snow; rain, 60+ mph wind gusts attainable on I-25

I-25 Bear Creek on Friday morning. (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — With showers anticipated throughout western and central Wyoming on Friday and into the weekend, higher-elevation areas are anticipated to see some snow, in line with the Nationwide Climate Service in Riverton.

With snow within the forecast, a stretch of the Beartooth Freeway was quickly closed on Friday morning because of the probability for hazardous driving circumstances. The freeway may see 2–5 inches of snow between Friday night and midday Sunday, in line with the NWS in Billings.

Increased elevations within the mountains may see much more snow, with as much as a foot attainable over the subsequent three days, the next forecast map from the NWS in Riverton signifies:

Snow may result in slick, hazardous driving circumstances in areas together with the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, in line with the NWS in Riverton and the NWS in Billings. Hunters and others recreating open air ought to put together for cool, moist climate.

In southeast Wyoming, quite a few showers and thunderstorms are anticipated Friday alongside and west of Interstate 25, in line with the NWS in Cheyenne.

“Some storms could produce damaging wind gusts in extra of 60 mph,” the NWS in Cheyenne mentioned. “An unsettled climate sample will persist via at the very least Monday, with every day probabilities for showers and thunderstorms.”

Excluding the Beartooth Freeway closure, there are not any freeway closures in Wyoming as of 9:30 a.m. Friday. Folks can verify real-time highway circumstances from WYDOT.

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