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Fire Weather Threat is Up as Sunshine Builds in

September 1st, 2020
The NWS has issued Red Flag Warnings for the eastern half of Wyoming through tomorrow evening thanks to breezy conditions and very low humidity.
The NWS has issued Red Flag Warnings for the eastern half of Wyoming through tomorrow evening thanks to breezy conditions and very low humidity.(KGWN)
Published: Sep. 1, 2020 at 11:54 AM CDT
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September of 2020 is opening up with a mild and sunny start, with up and down temperatures expected the rest of the week under sunny skies. It is going to be fantastic outdoor weather for anyone who enjoys hiking, fishing, or hunting. However, any outdoor activity involving burning (with the exception of an enclosed grill or fire) should be avoided. The risk for wildfires is high once again, with the National Weather Service (NWS) issuing a Red Flag Warning for the eastern half of Wyoming until 8 PM Wednesday Night.

Dry conditions are expected the rest of the week and into the weekend with little chance for any kind of rainfall across the state. Humidity values are less than 20% for the eastern half of the state as well later today, and breezy conditions will be on and off throughout the week. For today, the southeastern part of Wyoming will be seeing these breezes, raising the risk for wildfires further as it will easily enable them to spread. Cheyenne, Laramie, Wheatland, and even areas as far north as Douglas will be seeing breezy conditions into the afternoon and evening hours today. For tomorrow, that risk moves to more of the central part of the state, affecting Rawlins and Casper as well as several of the areas with that risk today. Tomorrow will also be hotter, with a handful of cities likely to eclipse the 90 degree mark for the first time since last week. This will further enhance the fire threat for tomorrow afternoon.

Expect the fire threats to remain into the weekend, as rain chances look to hold off through Labor Day weekend into early next week. Labor Day looks to be the next time rain chances begin to climb again, and as of now the confidence on these chances remains quite low. The next week of September does look to bring more consistent cool temperatures as the shift to fall from summer continues.

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