Storms with lightning, gusty winds, and potentially heavy rainfall are in the forecast for southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle over the weekend.

"A chance for showers and storms will return to the area, mainly in the higher terrain to start on Friday," the National Weather Service in Cheyenne said early Thursday morning.

"Scattered showers and storms will bring a chance for rainfall for most areas along and west of I-25 on Saturday," the NWS added. "Moisture spreads further east on Sunday, with isolated to scattered storms possible across the region."

The NWS says drier air will start to push in from the west on Monday, limiting the chance for precipitation to areas along and east of I-25.

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5AM 6/16 – Luckily we can say goodbye to the high winds of the last few days, but hello to the return of the heat. Much warmer temperatures are expected beginning today and peaking tomorrow. A surge of subtropical moisture will also bring increasing chances for precipitation, with the highest chances over the weekend. Expect sunny skies and above normal temperatures this afternoon. Temperatures will be even hotter on Friday, and then moderate each day afterwards. A chance for showers and storms will return to the area, mainly in the higher terrain to start on Friday. Scattered showers and storms will bring a chance for rainfall for most areas along and west of I-25 on Saturday. Moisture spreads further east on Sunday, with isolated to scattered storms possible across the region. Drier air will start to push in from the west on Monday, confining the chance for precipitation to areas along and east of I-25. The main storm threats this weekend will be lightning, gusty winds, and potentially heavy rainfall.

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