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50-mph gusts possible on Outer Drive Saturday

Outer Drive (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Strong winds are expected Saturday on central and western Wyoming mountain slopes and in the wind corridor from Rock Springs to Casper, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

Gusts in the 35- to 45-mph range are expected late Saturday morning through sunset. Outer Drive on the southern side of Casper could see 50-mph gusts.

Skies should be mostly sunny in Casper, with a high near 66.

NWS Riverton

60-mph gusts are possible in the foothills on the east and northeast slopes of the Absaroka, Wind River, and Bighorn Mountains, the NWS said.

“Sudden and strong wind gusts could result in control issues for lightweight and high-profile vehicles,” the NWS said. “Please exercise caution when traveling.”