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Memorial Day weekend: Casper may see showers, thunderstorms, temperatures in the 60s

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Memorial Day weekend is approaching and the National Weather Service in Riverton says that there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday in the Casper area.

The high on Friday, May 22 is forecast at 77 degrees along with breezy conditions, according to the NWS. Saturday may see showers with a chance of thunderstorms after noon.

The NWS forecasts a high of 67 degrees on Saturday, dipping as low as 37 degrees Saturday night. There is a 20% chance of showers on Sunday, with a high near 58 degrees.

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Memorial Day is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 66 degrees.

The seven day forecast from the NWS for the Casper area is as follows:

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a southwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a southwest wind 12 to 17 mph becoming north northeast 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

Saturday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a north wind 7 to 16 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. North wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 7 to 13 mph.

Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable.

Memorial Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 38.

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 75.

Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Thursday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

National Weather Service in Riverton