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.

    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
    .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
    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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