Winter storm bears down on Wyoming

Laramie, Wyo. – The National Weather Service says up to three feet of snow could fall on the mountains outside of Lander by Saturday. Riverton forecaster Paul Skrbac says the snow will fall statewide. Skrbac says wind gusts could reach 55 miles per hour in southern Wyoming and cause blizzard conditions along Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. He says the conditions will deteriorate through the weekend.

"The trend will be for that storm to intensify and spread more significant snowfall Saturday and Saturday night and even into Sunday across the northern portions of our area," Skrbac said.

Skrbac says the Wind River Mountains, the Cody foothills, Casper and Buffalo could see one to two feet of snow. Forecasters say travel will be treacherous on interstates across Wyoming and Montana through the weekend.