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Wyoming Weather Changes on a Dime

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.

For the latest on road conditions go to wyoroad.info or download the 511 app.