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Rain could continue in Casper through Monday; snow expected in western Wyoming

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper area could continue to see rain over the weekend and on Monday, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service in Riverton.

With showers possible across western and central Wyoming, snow is possible at higher elevations Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the NWS in Riverton forecasts. With several inches expected around Yellowstone National Park, a section of the Beartooth Highway was temporarily closed on Friday morning due to the chance for hazardous driving conditions, according to Yellowstone.

More rain is possible in Casper and on Casper Mountain throughout the day Friday with a 50% chance of precipitation. Wind gusts could reach near 26 mph in town and near 35 mph on the mountain, according to the NWS in Riverton.

The chance for rain increases to 70% in Casper on Friday night, with up to a quarter-inch of rain possible. Casper Mountain has an 80% chance of rain on Friday night.

On Saturday, Casper and Casper Mountain have a 50% chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton. Up to a quarter-inch of rain could fall on Saturday. On Saturday night, the chance for rain continues to be 50% in the Casper area.

The chance for rain drops to 20% on Sunday in Casper and to 30% on Casper Mountain. Sunday night brings a 20% chance of rain in town and on the mountain. On Monday and Monday night, the 20% chance of rain continues in Casper and on the mountain, the NWS in Riverton forecasts.

Mostly sunny conditions are expected to return on Tuesday, when Casper’s high is forecast near 64 degrees. Wednesday and Thursday are also expected to be mostly sunny.

Further forecast information is available from the NWS in Riverton.