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Red flag warnings in eastern Wyoming Tuesday; wind gusts up to 40 mph possible amid hot, dry conditions


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Much of eastern and southeastern Wyoming is under a red flag warning Tuesday with strong winds, low humidity levels and hot temperatures expected. Red flag warnings are also in effect in the Nebraska Panhandle, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

Wind gusts could reach 40 mph at times on Tuesday, with relative humidity values between 9% and 15% expected. Temperatures in excess of 90 degrees are also expected in a number of communities, the NWS in Cheyenne forecasts. Among other towns, Torrington can expect a high near 95 degrees, Douglas can expect a high near 91 and Cheyenne can expect a high near 92 on Tuesday.

Fires can spread rapidly under Red flag conditions. The NWS in Cheyenne discouraged people from burning anything outdoors.

In central and southern Wyoming, there is a chance for elevated fire weather conditions on Tuesday, according to the NWS in Riverton.


Further forecast information is available from the NWS.