Afternoon thunderstorms are expected to develop across southern Wyoming from Cheyenne to Laramie this afternoon and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.

While the storms aren't expected to become severe, the NWS says they could produce frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and downburst wind gusts of up to 40 mph.

The agency issued to following statement early Wednesday morning:

weather.gov/cys

14/420AM: Greetings! Looking at best chances for showers and storms today across southern Wyoming from Cheyenne to maybe Arlington this afternoon. Smaller chances as you head north of these areas today. Highs will range from 74 at Shirley Basin to 82 at Scottsbluff. Warmer and slightly drier Thursday. Main areas to see showers and storms will be from Cheyenne to Laramie. The Nebraska Panhandle, northwest to Douglas and out by Rawlins will be dry. Highs Thursday will range from 80 at Shirley Basin to 89 at Scottsbluff.

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

LOOK: What are the odds that these 50 totally random events will happen to you?

Stacker took the guesswork out of 50 random events to determine just how likely they are to actually happen. They sourced their information from government statistics, scientific articles, and other primary documents. Keep reading to find out why expectant parents shouldn't count on due dates -- and why you should be more worried about dying on your birthday than living to 100 years old.