You can see the weather changing and SNOW WATCH is on!

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne and Day Weather is anticipating a major storm coming into Cheyenne on Thursday and Friday. 5-10 inches of snow possible. Deepest along I-80 and near Laramie. That means travel on I-80 will be impacted.

Local roads and highways will be icy and snow-packed. Good idea to make plans now so you are not up the creek with no paddle come Friday.

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* TIMING... SNOW WILL DEVELOP SOMETIME THURSDAY MORNING AND MAY BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH TO FLURRIES BY FRIDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING... ESPECIALLY ALONG INTERSTATE 80. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER ONE FOOT ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN LARAMIE RANGE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITIES... WESTERLY WINDS WILL SHIFT INTO THE EAST LATE THURSDAY BETWEEN 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 20 MPH. SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. VISIBILITIES AROUND ONE HALF MILE ARE POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF MODERATE OR HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS... ROADWAYS MAY BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONCERNING THIS POTENTIAL WINTER STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW... SLEET... OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.