With a high forecast in the low 70s today, it’s hard to believe the National Weather Service (NWS) has already issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 a.m. Within that time, forecasters are predicting up to 9 inches of snow for Gillette, but some projections put that number as high as 14 inches.
A watch is issued when a storm is possible, but the timing and area affected are still uncertain, according to the NWS.
A storm system currently moving through Montana will start to impact northeastern Wyoming tomorrow afternoon, and cause the temperature to fall below 30 by 5 p.m. Wednesday night accumulation is currently forecast between 4 and 8 inches of snow.
Gusty winds paired with heavy snow will hinder visibility and travel conditions at times.