SWEETWATER COUNTY — The United States National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory from midnight tonight until noon on Thursday.
According to the advisory, Rock Springs, Green River, Flaming Gorge, and eastern Sweetwater County can expect 1-3 inches of snow. Winds are expected to reach gusts as high as 50 mph.
Residents can expect “slippery road conditions and very low visibilities due to blowing snow. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.”
“Travel along Interstate 80 may become difficult overnight,” the advisory states.
According to a video from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), the greatest impacts will be seen along the I80 corridor and in the South Pass area tonight and tomorrow.
Even though Sweetwater County isn’t expected to receive too much snow, the windy conditions can cause blowing snow and black ice could also occur. Meanwhile, the South Pass area could receive 4-8 inches of snow.
For WYDOT’s complete travel briefing, watch the video below.