Updated: 2:00 pm MST Thu Nov 26 2015
…Snow beginning to wind down across the area…
…Some slick roads remain…
…Very cold through the weekend…
Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for all of eastern Wyoming and the southwestern Nebraska Panhandle (Banner, Cheyenne, Kimball, Morrill, and Scotts Bluff counties). The advisories remain in effect until 5:00pm this afternoon.
Outside of our area, winter weather advisories are in effect for southern Nebraska and northeast Colorado. A Winter Storm Warnings is in effect for areas around Riverton, Casper, and Lander.
TIMING: Areas of snow will taper off to flurries this afternoon. There still may be a little bit of light freezing drizzle this afternoon, mainly along the I-80 corridor. There is the chance of precipitation (mainly in the form of snow) through the weekend.
TRAVEL IMPACTS: Road conditions are becoming somewhat better across the region, especially as Department of Roads crews continue to work on cutting through ice and snow. There are still areas of slick and icy conditions across the region. Slow down, turn off your cruise control, and allow extra time for your commute.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: Additional snowfall accumulations across the area should generally be less than an inch.
WINDS: Winds are expected to be relatively light, generally only 5 to 15 mph. These winds will be strong enough though to cause the light snow to blow around and produce cold wind chills.
TEMPERATURES: Temperatures tonight will fall into the single digits, with highs Friday only in the lower 20s. Wind chills will be below zero at times. Below normal temperatures are expected into early next week.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?: The impacts of this storm will be far reaching, with a majority of the central United States dealing with dangerous travel conditions. If you are travelling, please be safe! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
NEXT UPDATE: Our next planned update will be this evening.
— Bill Boyer, KNEB Weather Analyst