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.

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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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