Weekend storm could pose more rockfall in Canyon; Heavy snow above 8,000' and rain in the valley

(Riverton, Wyo.) - The National Weather Service is expecting that showers and thunderstorms will hit Central Wyoming and the Big Horn Basin beginning on Friday. The most favored areas for heavy rain and significant mountain snow will be especially in and near Fremont County. The east slopes of the Wind River Mountains and southern Absaroka range could receive 10-20 inches of new snowfall above 8,500-9,000 feet by Sunday morning. This system may also set the stage for rivers in these areas to crest near or above flood stage into early next week due to the combination of heavy rain and snowmelt. For Thermopolis, the projection is for 0.80 inches of rain through Sunday morning. This precipitation will also increase the threat of rock and mudslides in area canyons - especially Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis. The Thermopolis forecast from the NWS: [image: Inline image 1] [image: Inline image 2] #springcity #news