Marcus Lindstram

High wind warning in effect from midnight tonight to 9 pm  Friday.

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a high wind warning... which is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 pm Friday.

Timing... strong southwest winds are expected to increase later tonight... and peak mid to late Friday afternoon. the primary concern for high winds through sunrise Friday... is along Outerdrive in Casper... becoming more widespread across Natrona County during the day Friday.

Winds... southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph. a few gusts to near 65 mph could occur on Outerdrive in Casper.

Impacts... mainly to transportation. high winds may make travel hazardous for lightweight and high profile vehicles across southeast Fremont and much of Natrona county... especially along Wyoming Boulevard on the south side of Casper. residents are urged to secure or bring indoors any loose items.

Fire concerns... outdoor burning is strongly discouraged as fires could spread quickly due to strong winds... and afternoon humidity between 15 and 20 percent.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

residents are urged to secure or bring indoors any loose items.

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring... which could lead to property damage or cause tree damage.