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Wintery storm forecast for Nebraska Panhandle


CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — A wintry storm carrying blustery winds and heavy snow has been forecast for the Nebraska Panhandle.

The storm is expected to move from Wyoming into Nebraska sometime Thursday night.

The National Weather Service says the snow will limit visibility and fall mostly in higher elevations, with rain possible elsewhere. A snow accumulation of up to 9 inches is forecast for Chadron, compared with 2 inches in Sidney.

Wind gusts of 50 mph could hit whip through some parts of the Panhandle.

Snow has been falling in the mountains of central and western Wyoming, and it's expected to spread down into lower elevations Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for most of Wyoming through Friday night. The heaviest snow is generally expected to fall east of the Continental Divide.

Areas along Interstate 25 can see 7 to 10 inches. Cheyenne is looking at 6 to 12.

The mountains, including Casper Mountain, could see up to 20 inches.

Gusty winds of 45 mph are expected with the storm.

The snow and wind will likely cause hazardous travel conditions in many areas.


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