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NWS: Severe thunderstorms and strong gusts for Central and Eastern Wyoming Saturday

Saturday, June 6 at 3:51 pm (oil city staff)

CASPER, Wyo — Severe thunderstorms and wind gusts 40-70 miles per hour are possible Central and Southeastern portions of Wyoming on Saturday, June 6, according to the National Weather Service. 

NWS Riverton

“A line of thunderstorms will be moving through Wyoming during the next hour or so and could bring even stronger winds between 60 and 70 mph. This line of storms will start moving through Nebraska between 5 and 8 pm,” according to NWS. Golf ball-sized hail is also possible.

The Severe Weather Watch is in effect until 8:00 pm. According to NWS,  severe thunderstorms producing damaging wind gusts, possibly ranging from 60 to 70 mph, will be possible into the evening across Natrona, Johnson, and eastern Sweetwater counties .

Gusty south winds at 40 to 50 mph will persist across areas mainly south of a Wheatland Wyoming to Alliance Nebraska line through 5pm.