Dry, hot and windy; the perfect combination to raise the threat of wildfire. That's the forecast for today and Friday. In response, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning until 7:00 PM Thursday for several areas in southeast Wyoming, that includes the cities of Laramie and Cheyenne. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior. -NWS

Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service.
945 AM MDT Thu Jul 18 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 308...

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect until 7 PM MDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 308 covering portions of
  Albany and Carbon counties.

* WIND...West winds of 20 to 25 mph sustained with some gusts
  over 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Relative humidity as low as 10 percent this
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended. Be cautious of sparks or
  other hot tools near flammable materials and vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

945 AM MDT Thu Jul 18 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 310...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 310 covering portions of
  Laramie, Platte and Goshen Counties.

* WIND...West winds of 15 to 20 mph sustained with some gusts
  over 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Relative humidity as low as 10 percent this
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended. Be cautious of sparks or
  other hot tools near flammable materials and vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.