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Another Round of Severe Weather is set for Tuesday Afternoon

July 21st, 2020
Published: Jul. 21, 2020 at 11:58 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2020 at 2:06 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

A 3rd day of severe weather looks to impact the southeastern portion of Wyoming. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Slight Risk (Level 2/5) for parts of Southeastern Wyoming including Cheyenne, Pine Bluffs, Wheatland, Torrington, Laramie, Douglas, and Scottsbluff in Nebraska. The primary risks this afternoon are going to be strong straight line wind gusts and some hail, but there is a slight possibility for a spin up tornado when the storms first develop east of the Laramie Mountain Range before they intensify and form into a line over the open land in eastern Laramie County and the Nebraska Panhandle. A very shortwave disturbance aloft will be enough to generate some energy for storms, and surface heating from the sun will generate instability in the afternoon to get the storms fired up. Places in northeastern Wyoming will have a much lower chance for strong storms later today because of high pressure that has developed over northeast Wyoming.

As for the rest of the week, PM storms will be possible most days but the severe threat drops after today until our next cold front makes its approach this coming weekend. Temperatures will skyrocket back into the 90s for basically everybody tomorrow, but the sweltering heat will not be hanging around this time like it did last week and into the previous weekend. Cheyenne will likely be seeing temperatures hover in the upper 80s and lower 90s throughout the rest of the week with a chance for scattered storms most days, with the next best chance of rain being Friday when another mid-level disturbance moves through the area. Casper will have very few rain chances going forward this week on the other hand, meaning there isn’t going to be much in terms of relief for drought conditions for Central and Northeast Wyoming nor the continuous heat through the rest of the week and the weekend.

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