A Cheyenne-based meteorologist says the summer of 2017 will probably be very similar to the last two summers in terms of Wyoming weather.

Don Day Jr. is the founder and owner of Dayweather Inc. in Cheyenne. He says all signs point to fairly average summer weather this year, with neither exceptionally hot nor unusually wet weather seeming very likely.

Day says the good news is that the wet weather that most of the state has already experienced the last few weeks should delay the start of the summer fire season.

But he also says a spell of hot, dry weather late this summer could raise the fire danger by drying out the plants that have been thriving due to the extra rain.

Overall, though, Day says the weather this summer will likely be pretty similar to the summers of 2016 and 2015 in terms of Wyoming weather.

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