A Cheyenne-based meteorologist is forecasting near normal weather conditions for southeast Wyoming this summer.

But Don Day says portions of western and southwestern Wyoming could see an increasingly severe drought through the next few months. Day, who is owner and founder of Dayweather Inc, .is predicting precipitation for southeast Wyoming over the next couple of months to be close to seasonal averages for the area. Day says that while temperatures in southeast Wyoming this summer may run a little above normal, the region will probably not see the kind of blistering heat it experienced much of last summer when temperatures soared into the mid and upper 90's range for most of late June through early August..

But Day says he is 'quite concerned" about the outlook for west-central and southwest Wyoming, including Rock Springs, Green River, Evanston and Rawlins. Day says those areas probably won't see much relief from the drought conditions which are already prevalent there, and says he expects hot, dry weather to continue in those areas for the next few weeks, which will only make the drought worse.