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NWS: Thunderstorms possible tonight, record highs forecast Sunday and Monday

Looking NW from Casper at 3:24 pm, May 30, 2020 (Gregory Hirst)

CASPER, Wyo — The National Weather Service office in Riverton says the Western and Central Wyoming region could see record high temperatures Sunday and Monday, with elevated fire dangers.

NWS is predicting a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms across Natrona and Johnson counties Saturday afternoon, May 30, into the evening. Sunday and Monday could see highs in the 90s.

NWS Riverton

“Fire and emergency officials should be aware that weather conditions will be favorable for the development of significant wind-driven grass and shrub fires,” said the NWS in its Hazardous Weather Outlook.

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The NWS 8-14 day outlook calls for a 70-80% chance of above-normal temperatures and 33-40% chance of below-normal precipitation.

Probability of above normal temperatures for the next 8-14 days (NWS Riverton)
Precipitation outlook for the next 8-14 days. (NWS Riverton)