CASPER, Wyo. — With near record heat expected in areas of western and central Wyoming, fire danger is expected to be high on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.
Critical fire weather conditions are expected in portions of Fremont County with near-critical conditions expected at most other low elevation areas of western and central Wyoming on Monday. Some isolated afternoon thunderstorms are possible, the NWS in Riverton forecasts.
Casper is expected to reach a high near 101 degrees on Monday. The record high for July 18 in Casper is 103 degrees, set in 1998, according to the NWS in Riverton. Casper has a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Monday. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
Elevated fire weather conditions will be possible across portions of western and central Wyoming on Tuesday, particularly in the southwest part of the state, the NWS in Riverton forecasts.
Casper can expect a high near 93 degrees on Tuesday. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Wednesday’s high is forecast near 94 degrees in Casper with wind gusts up to 26 mph possible. Thursday is again expected to reach near 94 degrees with up to 29 mph wind gusts possible. Casper could reach near 95 degrees on Friday.
The weekend is expected to be slightly cooler with a high near 90 degrees on Saturday and a high on Sunday near 87 degrees, according to the NWS in Riverton. There is a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms Saturday and a chance for showers and thunderstorms on Sunday.