Weather service upgrades Cheyenne, Deuel, and Garden Counties to winter storm warning
SIDNEY - Winter refused to release its grip on the Nebraska Panhandle, southeast Wyoming, and northeast Colorado on Saturday.
The National Weather Service office in Cheyenne upgraded Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Keith, and Arthur Counties from a winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning Saturday afternoon. The warning remained in place until 6 a.m. Sunday.
WeatherEye Meteorologist Patrick McMillan says as a developing low pressure system pushed east across Nebraska, leaving lingering snow showers.
"Most of the accumulating snow will be Saturday afternoon," McMillan said. "We'll see about two to four inches throughout the day Saturday. About an inch of snow Saturday night. We will continue to see gusty conditions as we go throughout the night with patchy blowing snow along with that. We'll see a bit of a break into Sunday. The chance for snow showers sticks around until we get to Sunday night, when there's a bit higher chance of snow showers. Another developing low basically follows the footsteps of the first one."
According to the NWS, hazardous travel conditions will be present due to icy, snow covered roads and reduced visibilities in falling and blowing snow. The Nebraska and Wyoming Department of Roads closed Interstate 80 and Highway 30 in both directions from Big Springs, Neb. to Rock Springs, Wyo. Westbound I-80 was closed from Ogallala to Big Springs.
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