Expected rain, snow prompts flood watch in parts of Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) A storm system approaching Wyoming could bring heavy rain and snow and worsen already swollen rivers and streams.

The National Weather Service says snow levels could drop to around 6,500 feet with up to 2 feet possible in some central mountain areas.

Winter storm watches have been posted for parts of the Bighorn and Absaroka mountains in northern Wyoming and the Laramie and Snowy ranges in central and southeast part of the state.

In addition, a flood watch is posted Wednesday night and Thursday for portions of central, north central and northwest Wyoming. Heavy rain could cause significant rises in streams and creeks already running high in the Powder, Big Horn, and Shoshone river basins.