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NWS: Record high temps likely in Wyoming this week

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. – The last day of April is going to be a warm one, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.

Forecasters are predicting high temperatures in the state that could match or break records.

Casper’s predicted high of 84 degrees will tie the old record set in 1992.

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Riverton’s 81 degrees will break the 2007 record of 80 degrees, and Greybull’s high of 82 degrees will smother the old high of 77 degrees.

Other towns nearing or breaking old record highs on Thursday include Lander, Rock Springs, Worland, Buffalo, Cody and Big Piney.

The NWS says Casper should see a high of 78 degrees on Wednesday, and 73 degrees on Friday. Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for the weekend.

Unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have elevated fire hazards in parts of the state, particularly the southwest region.