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Casper heat to reach near 99 degrees Thursday before 50% chance of storms, hail Friday


CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper area can expect a high near 89 degrees on Wednesday with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.

Thursday is likely to be the hottest day of the week with a forecast near 99 degrees.

Casper then has a chance for showers, thunderstorms and hail every day from Friday through Tuesday, the NWS in Riverton forecasts.

Friday’s high is expected to reach near 88 degrees and has a 30% chance of precipitation during the day and a 50% chance at night. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusting winds, the NWS in Riverton’s forecast said.

The high on Saturday is forecast near 85 degrees with a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms, small hail and gusty winds after noon. The chance for storms dips to 40% on Saturday night.

Sunday’s high is forecast near 86 degrees with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, dropping to 20% on Sunday night. There is again a chance for small hail and gusty winds in storms on Sunday.

The high on Monday is forecast near 90 degrees, according to the NWS in Riverton. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, with hail and gusty winds possible.

Tuesday’s high is forecast near 91 degrees and there is again a chance for thunderstorms, hail and gusting winds.

Further forecast information is available from the NWS in Riverton.