SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

THE FIRST OF TWO COLD FRONTS WILL MOVE SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. AREAS OF SNOW...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN AT THE OUTSET... WILL SPREAD SOUTH INTO NORTHERN WYOMING AROUND MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUE TO PUSH SOUTH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW AMOUNTS WITH THIS FIRST FRONT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM A FEW TENTHS TO AROUND 2 INCHES WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS NATRONA COUNTY INTO THE UPPER NOWOOD VALLEY.

A SECOND...STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL FOLLOW SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING MUCH COLDER AIR...GUSTY WIND AND HIGHER SNOWFALL RATES. SNOW AMOUNTS ACROSS THE CENTRAL BASINS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES...BUT UPSLOPE FAVORED AREAS INCLUDING CASPER...THE LANDER FOOTHILLS AND THE THERMOPOLIS AREA WILL LIKELY RECEIVE 3 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING SHOULD EXPECT SNOW-COVERED ROADS WITH LIMITED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW.