The sun pokes through smoky haze from regional wildfires on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Much of Wyoming is cooling off as a days-long heatwave that shattered records finally comes to an end.

According to the National Weather Service in Riverton, parts of western Wyoming are under a freeze warning for Friday night, with snow possible in the higher areas of the Bighorn Mountains.

Casper’s high temperature today is expected to reach 50 degrees, about a 45-degree difference compared to the highs recorded a couple of days ago. Rain is also expected, along with blustery winds at times. Saturday’s high will be in the low 60s, with clearing skies by late morning, while Sunday will see a high of 79 degrees and sunny skies. Lows will dip into the low 40s.

Temperatures in central Wyoming will climb back into the low to mid-80s by early next week, the NWS said.

New records were broken yesterday in Cheyenne and Laramie, with highs hitting 95 and 88 degrees, respectively. A high in the mid-50s is expected in Cheyenne, with rain later in the day and on Saturday.