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Thunderstorms, strong winds with gusts up to 50 mph in Wyoming Thursday

A patio umbrella is removed at the Grab N Go Gormet in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a special weather statement calling for strong winds on Thursday, May 21 across “much of central and southern Wyoming.”

Southwest winds are forecast to increase from 20 to 30 mph throughout the afternoon and early evening with 40-50 mph gusts.

“Motorists are urged to watch for strong cross winds at times this afternoon,” the NWS says. “Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged today.”

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The NWS also calls for isolated thunderstorms in the western part of the state Thursday with snow possible in western mountains at night.

Isolated thunderstorms may impact the state again on Friday with mountain snow possible Friday and Saturday.

“Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions, according to standard operating procedures,” the NWS adds.

Further weather forecast information is available from the NWS in Riverton.

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.