JACKSON, Wyo. — Although there’s still over a month until the first day of winter (Dec. 21) it’s safe to say the winter is already here in Wyoming.

Powerful winds mixed with snow are expected to make traveling in Wyoming difficult through 6 a.m. on Monday, November 15. Winds gusts are expected to be 60 to 75 mph in some areas.

Projected 72-hour snow amounts through 6 a.m. Monday. Source: weathermodels.com

Teton County

A Winter Storm Warning (from the National Weather Service in Riverton) is currently in effect for all of Teton County from 3 p.m. Friday until 11 p.m. Saturday. Keep an eye out for additional advisories that could be issued to account for the second storm on Sunday.

Snow amounts of 5-10 inches can be expected in the Tetons through Friday night with an additional 1-2 inches during the day on Saturday. The valley will see 2-5 inches on Friday night and an additional trace-1 inch on Saturday.

Sustained winds of 15-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph can be expected in the valley, while in the mountains we’ll see sustained winds of 20-40 mph with gusts of up to 50-60 mph.

Those planning on driving this weekend are advised to make sure their car is up to the task.