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Casper expected to reach temps near 65 degrees this week after Lander breaks heat record set in 1899

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Western and central Wyoming is expected to see “another warmer than normal day” on Monday after one community broke a heat record set over 120 years ago on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

Lander reached a high of 61 degrees on Sunday, breaking the record for November 28 of 59 degrees “set way back in 1899,” the NWS in Riverton said.

The Casper area could reach a high near 59 degrees on Monday. Lander’s high is forecast at near 58 degrees. While warm temperatures are expected on Monday, some rain and snow showers are likely across northern Wyoming on Monday evening, according to the NWS in Riverton.

The Casper area is expected to see mostly sunny or partly cloudy conditions throughout the week. Tuesday is expected to reach a high near 53 degrees followed by a high near 58 degrees on Wednesday. Thursday is expected to be the warmest day of the week, with the NWS in Riverton forecasting a high near 64 degrees in Casper.

Friday is expected to be cooler with a high near 53 degrees, but temperatures are expected to climb again on Saturday to a high near 56 degrees in Casper. Sunday is the only day of the week with a high forecast under 50 degrees. Sunday’s high in Casper is expected to reach around 46 degrees, according to the NWS in Riverton.

Further forecast information is available from the NWS in Riverton.