Weekend Weather: Moderate temperatures, Likely gusty at times

The National Weather Service in Riverton says if you have weekend plans, you might be in for a bit of breeze.

Wind gusts are expected to pick up Friday afternoon and gusty conditions are probable again Sunday.

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Skies will remain smokey, and temperatures will reach the mid 80’s for Riverton/Lander and mid 70’s in Dubois.

NWS has issued both a Significant Weather Advisory this weekend, and a Special Weather Statement:

DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Near critical fire weather conditions across the south and

central with gusty wind and dry conditions in the afternoon and

early evening. Elevated fire weather conditions in the west and

north.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Saturday and Sunday...Elevated fire weather conditions across the

south and central with gusty wind and dry conditions in the

afternoons and early evenings.

Monday and Tuesday...Isolated afternoon and night thunderstorms

over the north and central. Snow in the highest elevations of

the northwest Wyoming mountains.

..Near Critical Fire Weather Concerns for Central to Southern

Wyoming until early this evening...

...Elevated Fire Concerns Continuing over the Weekend, especially

Sunday...

Much of the area will be dry and warm through the weekend with

breezy to windy areas and minimum afternoon relative humidities in

the the teens to lower 20s. Today and Sunday look particularly

dry with minimum relative humidities getting as low as 10 to 12

percent in some central areas. The strongest wind may be Sunday

and could be the most critical fire weather day for the central

and southwest sections. Isolated dry thunderstorms are possible in

the southwest this afternoon.

Check for local burning restrictions in your area. Outdoor burning

is highly discouraged! Activities that produce sparks, such as

grinding and welding are not recommended. Avoid parking in high

grass and do not throw cigarette butts out. Drown your campfires!

Stay tuned for further statements and possible fire weather

highlights through the weekend.

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