Maps: Forecasters predict how snow could impact Thursday morning’s commute

  • Maps: Forecasters predict how snow could impact Thursday morning’s commute

Maps: Forecasters predict how snow could impact Thursday morning’s commute

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of Wyoming, including the city of Cheyenne, in effect from 5:00 PM Monday through 5:00 PM Tuesday.

"The rain will fall heavily at times Thursday night, then will taper off during Friday but may briefly change back to snow before ending inland", the service said. However, 3 to 6 inches of accumulation are expected in the metro area by the time the storm leaves the state on Tuesday night.

Frontier: Passengers who were due to travel to, from or through the following airports on February 3-4 may make one itinerary change, including origin and destination city: Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver; and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Flights at Salt Lake City International Airport were delayed for 60 to 90 minutes. Colleges, courts and government offices delay opening. The Utah Highway Patrol said it responded to 163 crashes throughout the state. We will have two mornings with potential travel problems - Wednesday morning while it's snowing, and Thursday morning after the precipitation has ended and the roads freeze over. Accumulation could be up to a quarter-inch north toward I-80. Temperatures will begin to drop Sunday evening with an increased chance of snow and freezing drizzle falling on Cheyenne in the early morning hours Monday.

The precipitation was expected to switch to all snow later in the day and continue through Tuesday along the Front Range and in Colorado's northern mountains.

Power outages are possible with the ice, the weather service warns.