Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Riverton WY
312 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.../00Z Issuance/

Isolated to locally scattered convection is expected for the
remainder of this afternoon across the entire area with the best
shot for thunderstorms along and east of the Divide. Winds will
generally be light except for gusty and erratic winds to 35KT
associated with thunderstorms. Convection is expected to dissipate
by 06Z Saturday. VFR conditions are expected except for brief
MVFR/IFR conditions in fog or convection. Mountain tops will
occasionally be obscured. Mainly VFR conditions are expected during
the day Saturday along with an increasing west southwest wind.

&&

.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...Lipson
FIRE WEATHER...C.Baker



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