Accumulating snowfall expected middle to late week, then brutally cold temperatures

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. - We are tracking a series of systems that will impact the area beginning late Wednesday night and lasting into the weekend. Snowfall will begin to move into Southeastern Wyoming around midnight Wednesday night and last into the day on Thursday. Moderate snowfall amounts are likely in some areas. Right now, up to 5 inches is possible along and near the I-80 corridor and then up to 3 inches around the Torrington, Wheatland, Scottsbluff area. Up to 2 inches is possible across all of Northern Colorado. Along with this snow, temperatures will drop into the teens and single digits for highs and lows, and wind chill values will easily be below zero.

Friday night and into Saturday, another system will move in bringing more chances for snow, this time, potential moderate to heavy amounts. It is too far out to tell any specific snowfall amounts, but models are suggesting areas could see more than 3 inches. With this system, an even colder airmass will settle in. Lows will be below zero in most places, and wind chills will be as well. There could even be wind chill values between 20 and 40 below zero in a lot of places. Highs will only be in the single digits and teens. This will make being outdoors very hazardous and potentially deadly in some locations if you stay out too long.

Stay tuned to the Channel Five Storm Team for the latest on this winter weather threat.