Summer Sun and Heat

A strong ridge of high pressure will be in control of the weather throughout the state for the next several days.  This means lots of sun and heat now through Wednesday.  Temperatures will easily rise into the 80s and 90s during the afternoon.

This weather pattern will also make for mainly dry conditions.  Other than a few isolated thunderstorms mainly over the mountains, precipitation is going to be hard to come by now through Wednesday.

The dry conditions and the heat will combine with strong winds in portions of the state which will lead to very high and extreme fire dangers.  A Red Flag Warning is in effect for southwestern, south central and for portions of the Wind Rivers through 8 PM tonight.