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Thunderstorms, elevated fire concerns on the horizon in Wyoming

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CASPER, Wyo. — The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a hazardous weather outlook for western and central Wyoming.

The NWS forecasts “isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms” with wind gusts up to 40 mph over the region on Wednesday afternoon and evening, with a chance of a few thunderstorms after midnight in the west.

The NWS has also issued a fire weather watch for parts of central and southern Wyoming Thursday afternoon and evening, reporting “elevated fire concerns.”

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Isolated thunderstorms may occur from Thursday through Tuesday next week.

The NWS in Riverton’s seven-day forecast for the Casper area is as follows:

This Afternoon A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Sunny, with a high near 90. East wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. East northeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West southwest wind 7 to 14 mph becoming southeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Friday Sunny, with a high near 94. Breezy, with a west wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 55. West wind 6 to 14 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Saturday Sunny, with a high near 92. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Sunday Sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

Monday Sunny, with a high near 90.

Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 91.

NWS in Riverton