Hazardous Weather Outlooks calls for snow reaching the Wind River Basin Friday night

(click to enlarge-NWS, Riverton)

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Get out those winter coats, hats and gloves as another shortwave trough will bring snow across areas east of the Continental Divide tonight and Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service Forecast office in Riverton.  The heavier amounts of snow will fall over portions of Johnson and Natrona counties, but snow will be spreading into the Wind River Basin and Lander foothills tonight. Lows tonight will be in the 20s for most locations, with single digits and teens out west. Snow will be winding down Saturday morning, leaving partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 30s across eastern portions and Yellowstone and 40s for the rest of the area. 

NWS Riverton:

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

SNOW WILL FALL TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS JOHNSON AND NATRONA COUNTY WHERE 1 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES ON CASPER MOUNTAIN. SOME GENERALLY LIGHTER AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED FROM THE ABSAROKAS AND CODY FOOTHILLS SOUTH TO THE WIND RIVER BASIN…LANDER FOOTHILLS AND WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS TONIGHT.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.