Hot and dry conditions will lead to critical fire danger over the South Laramie Range and foothills this afternoon, but a nice cooldown is expected late week.

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne says below-normal temperatures are likely Friday and Saturday before a slow warmup occurs Sunday and ramps up more into next week.

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Looking warm today and tomorrow but a nice cool down expected Friday and partially into the weekend with more clouds and scattered rain showers about. Below normal temperatures likely Friday and Saturday before a slow warm up occurs Sunday and ramps up more into next week. Enjoy the cooler weather as it arrives late week!

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the South and Central Laramie Range until 7 p.m. this evening.

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"Fires will rapidly spread under these conditions and local showers may produce erratic wind gusts that could further impact fire growth and spread," the NWS said. "Please avoid any outdoor burning today."

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
936 AM MDT Wed Jun 23 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 309...

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South Laramie Range/Medicine Bow NF-
936 AM MDT Wed Jun 23 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 309...

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM MDT this evening.
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* WIND...West 15 to 20 MPH sustained with gusts up to 30 MPH.
  Gusts of 40 to 60 MPH will be possible in the vicinity of high-
  based showers this afternoon.

* HUMIDITY...12 to 15 percent in the afternoon.

* HAINES...5 to 6.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop could spread rapidly. Outdoor
  burning is strongly discouraged.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
955 AM MDT Wed Jun 23 2021

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Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County-
South Laramie Range-South Laramie Range Foothills-
955 AM MDT Wed Jun 23 2021

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast
Wyoming.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Hot and dry conditions will lead to critical fire danger over the
South Laramie Range and foothills this afternoon. Outdoor burning
is strongly discouraged. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 11
AM to 7 PM MDT.

Scattered high-based showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms will
develop over the higher terrain early this afternoon, and move east
through the remainder of the day. Strong winds in excess of 50 MPH
will be the primary hazard from this activity.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected for
much of the area from Thursday afternoon through Friday. The
overall threat for severe weather is low. However, some of this
activity could produce small hail and gusty winds, as well as
locally heavy rainfall.

.Spotter information statement...

Spotters are encouraged to report significant weather to the
National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

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