Portions of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle could see small hail, 40 to 60 mph wind gusts and heavy rain Friday afternoon and evening before dry weather returns this weekend.

The National Weather Service in Cheyene issued the following statements Thursday morning:


6:25AM 9/2 – Friday looks to be more active shower and storm wise during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to briefly severe with small hail, wind gusts of 40- 60 mph, and brief local heavy rainfall. Storms will initially be individual ones but then grow together into a line near the WY/NE border as they move east. A line of storms looks probable for the Nebraska Panhandle from 5pm through 10pm. For all forecast updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook at NWSCheyenne, or on the web atwww.weather.gov/cys


Drier today and one more round of showers and storms Friday before a drier weekend and next week. Temperatures will slowly climb this weekend into the upper 70s and 80s with more widespread 80s Sunday and especially into Monday next week. Will need to monitor for elevated to near-critical fire weather conditions this weekend and next week. For all the latest forecast updates, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter at NWSCheyenne or on the web at weather.gov/cys

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