The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service has posted Winter Storm Warnings for the Sierra Madre and Snowy Range mountains of southeast Wyoming.

The warning takes effect this afternoon and continues through the weekend.

The agency posted the following on its website:

''Winter Storm Warnings have been posted for the Snowy and Sierra Madre Ranges from this afternoon through Sunday evening. West and northwest facing slopes could see as much as 3 feet of snow. Very strong winds are expected this weekend as well in the mountains, so visibility could be reduced to near zero at times. Hunters, hikers and snow mobilers will see a HIGH Risk of becoming disoriented and lost with these conditions.''

The agency also says strong winds are expected in a much larger area of southeast Wyoming that includes Cheyenne and Laramie:

Heads up on a prolonged and widespread high wind event setting up across southeast Wyoming this weekend into next week. High Wind Warnings are currently in effect for the Arlington/Elk Mountain area on Interstate 80 and the Bordeaux area on Interstate 25, from 5AM Saturday through 2AM Tuesday. High Wind Watches are in effect for the I-80 Corridor from the Nebraska state line to Laramie. These strong winds will undoubtedly impact travel, especially for light weight and high profile vehicles. Truckers with light loads and those towing camper trailers are particularly at risk of blow offs/blow overs. Stay tuned as watches will likely be upgraded to warnings soon.


Here is the forecast for Cheyenne:

Today
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Windy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Windy, with a west wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of snow before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Windy, with a west northwest wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Windy.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Windy.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Blustery.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 60.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Here is the forecast for Laramie:
Today
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 20. Windy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Wind chill values between zero and 10. Windy, with a west wind 35 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of snow before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Windy, with a west northwest wind around 40 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Windy.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Windy.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Windy.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy.

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