(Riverton, Wyo.) – Continued hot, dry and windy in the region which has resulted in a Red Flag Warning being issued by the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport this afternoon and Monday.
Hot and very dry air will stick around today with increasingly gusty west to southwest winds this afternoon, moved the warning forward a couple of hours to account for the lagging wind gusts. The best chance for strong wind will be in northwest Wyoming this afternoon and near any Virga showers or high based storms late this afternoon as some meager mid level moisture moves in. It will be unstable across the state this afternoon with a Haines of 6 along and east of the divide, adding to the fire danger even in areas with winds below 20 mph.