Wind storm expected to last until 5 p.m.; power outages affect 100 people

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Winds up to 70 miles per hour are moving across Sheridan County this morning, with possible damage to trees and power lines anticipated. The National Weather Service placed a high wind warning for Sheridan County in effect at 3:07 a.m. Wednesday. It is expected to last until 5 p.m. today. [image: Inline image 1] *h/t US National Weather Service Billings Montana* Numerous WYDOT warnings and alerts are in place as well. Montana-Dakota Utilities reported outages affecting over 100 people in the Sheridan County area, on Jefferson Street, South Linden Avenue, West Works Street, near Cox Valley Road and in Businga Road in Story. Today's forecast is for a chance of rain and snow showers before 11 a.m. Temperatures may rise to near 42 by noon, then fall to around 32 during the remainder of the day. Southwest winds of 44 to 48 mph becoming northwest in the morning are expected. Winds could gust as high as 70 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent, with little or no snow accumulation expected. #dally #news