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NWS: Temps drop into 20s overnight in parts of Wyoming, fire watch on Wednesday

Frost lines bright leaves on a plant in central Casper on Oct. 31, 2018. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — Overnight temperatures dropped into the 20s and 30s in areas of central and western Wyoming last night.

According to the National Weather Service in Riverton, temperatures along Interstate 80 west of Laramie dipped to 21 degrees. Casper’s overnight low hit the mid-30s.

However, don’t say goodbye to summer drought conditions just yet. The NWS issued a fire watch for central Wyoming on Wednesday, including Natrona County. The high in Casper is expected to hit 78 degrees on Wednesday, with dry, gusty winds adding to fire danger in the area.

The remainder of the week will see temperatures in the mid-70s, with a high of 80 degrees on Saturday.

Today’s high will be a comfortable fall-like 65 degrees with clear skies and breezy conditions.