Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Riverton WY
1034 PM MDT FRI AUG 26 2016

.Short Term...Tonight Through Saturday

An upper level low pressure trough passing through western and
central Wyoming will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms...
most numerous over the higher terrain...through the evening hours.
some showers will linger over the higher terrain after midnight...
but drying will be the trend through the late night and morning
hours as dry and warmer air moves in. winds are expected to pick
up by noon out of the west to southwest and become gusty. relative
humidity will drop significantly.

.Long Term...Saturday Night Through Friday

Saturday Night through Monday will be dry...warmer and breezy to
windy. tuesday looks still warmer but not as windy with some
clouds moving north up from the great basin. Some showers and
isolated thunderstorms may develop over the southwest Tuesday
afternoon and Tuesday night. The threat of showers and
thunderstorms should spread north across the west and central
areas Wednesday and Wednesday night. Convection will become more
likely Thursday and Friday. the increased clouds and
precipitation will hold down temperatures Thursday and Friday.

&&

.Aviation.../06Z Issuance/

Cannot rule out patchy fog through 15Z where rain occurred Friday
evening such as at CPR terminal. However confidence is too low and
overall boundary layer is not high enough to include at KCPR for
now. Otherwise expect VFR conditions through the period with
variable high level cloudiness. Breezy west to southwest winds will
be observed Saturday afternoon and evening in many locations.

&&

.Fire Weather...

...Fire Weather Watch noon to 8:00 PM MDT Saturday for much of
western and central Wyoming...

An upper level low pressure trough passing through western and
central Wyoming will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms...
most numerous over the higher terrain...through the evening hours.
some showers will linger over the higher terrain after midnight...
but drying will be the trend through the late night and morning
hours as dry and warmer air moves in. winds are expected to pick
up by noon out of the west to southwest and become gusty. relative
humidity will drop significantly. the weekend and early next week
will be warmer dry and breezy.

&&

.RIW Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
Fire Weather Watch from Saturday afternoon through Saturday
evening for WYZ276>281-283-285>289-414>416.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...C.Baker
LONG TERM...C.Baker
AVIATION...WM
FIRE WEATHER...C.Baker



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