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NWS: High fire danger for southeastern Wyoming over the next few days

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Red Flag Warning for portions of Platte and Laramie County along with all of Goshen County.

The warning is set to run from 10am to 8pm today, June 16th, 2020.

According to the NWS, they issued the red flag warning due to elevated winds, low humidity, and dry fuels.

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“Similar conditions will be in place again Wednesday with Fire Weather Watches now in place (right image). Any outdoor burning is discouraged! Don’t be the ignition source,” the weather service said in their most recent update.

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The weather forecast for the Cheyenne area tonight calls for mostly sunny skies, with a high near 88. Breezy, with a south southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

For this evening, officials with the NWS say that we can expect a low around 51, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.