Heavy rain, haze expected to kick off weekend forecast

The National Weather Service office in Riverton has issued a special weather statement for Friday. It includes most of central and western Wyoming and warns of heavy rain and wind gusts between 50-55 mph.

Temperatures will be slightly cooler than recent weekends, with projected high temps in the mid-80’s for Riverton and Lander and in the mid-70’s for Dubois.

...Red Flag Warning in effect for Uinta and southern Lincoln
counties from 12pm to 9pm today...

...A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for Sweetwater, Uinta, and
Southern Lincoln counties Saturday and Sunday...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Western and Central Wyoming.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The main threat
will be gusty outflow winds of 50 to 55 mph possible. Warm
conditions and gusty winds will elevate fire weather conditions
across southern and western portions this afternoon and early

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Saturday and Sunday...Warm with gusty west wind will elevate fire
weather conditions across southern Wyoming during the afternoon
and early evening. Isolated to scattered afternoon and evening
thunderstorms across mainly northern Wyoming.


Spotters are urged to report wind gusts past 45 mph. Thank you.


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