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‘Excessive heat’ to challenge firefighters with temps up to 105 degrees coming to Wyoming

(Screenshot from video taken by firefighter MacKenzie Jorgensen on the Skull Creek Fire via Weston County Emergency Management, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — As a number of wildfires burn in north central and northwest Wyoming, firefighters will have to contend with “excessive heat” which is forecast for areas of Wyoming and Montana.

“Very hot tempereratures from the mid 90s to around 105 degrees are expected” in portions of southern Montana and north central Wyoming from Sunday through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Billings.

“The hottest days will be Monday and Tuesday with many locations over 100 degrees,” the NWS in Billinds said. “The unusually hot and dry conditions will rapidly dry out area grasses raising concern for wildfire issues. Please use caution to avoid creating sparks.”

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Other areas of Wyoming are also expected to see temperatures climb above 100 degrees next week. The Casper area can expect a high near 100 degrees Monday, climbing as high as 102 degrees on Tuesday, according to the NWS in Riverton. Wednesday’s high is forecast at 101 degrees.

Casper is also expected to heat up heading into the weekend. Saturday’s high is forecast near 91 degrees and Sunday could reach 95 degrees, according to the NWS in Riverton.