(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast office issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of Fremont County on Friday morning. According to the NWS, low pressure rotating over the southern Great Basin region willl move eastward today and direct a developing Major Winter Storm across the Central Rockies this weekend. Clouds will increase across the Cowboy State today with scattered showers developing across the far west and south this afternoon with isolated Thunderstorms possible. Snow will move across the state tonight and Saturday especially across central and southern Wyoming and turning to scattered snow showers by Saturday night and Sunday. Another Cold Front will drop south out of Canada on Sunday and bring even colder air to the region.
Snow totals through Sunday could total 6 to 14 inches in Lander, 5 to 10 inches in Riverton, 4 to 8 inches in Shoshoni, 2 to 4 inches in Dubois, 7 to 13 inches in Jeffrey City, and 7 to 15 inches around Fort Washakie.
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT FOR:
• THE WIND RIVER RANGE
• LANDER FOOTHILLS
• GREEN AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE
•THE WIND RIVER BASIN
A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING FOR FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS LIKELY FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING BEGINNING LATER THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING AND CONTINUING THROUGH TONIGHT. PLEASE SEE FORECASTS AND WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS FOR DETAILS HERE.
SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING.