Widespread Rain Expected Tuesday and Wednesday

July 28th, 2020
Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 12:04 PM CDT
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We kicked the week off with some beautiful weather on a calm Monday, and now rain is back in the forecast for the next couple of days. A weak mid-level trough will be moving through Wyoming beginning this afternoon, kicking off some storms for much of the state as well as propelling a cold front through the state over the course of the next two days. Storms are expected to begin during the late lunch hours today and continue through the evening, with the northern parts of the state likely to see some rain showers last through the overnight hours. There are several good things about this system, the main of which is the fact that areas that haven’t seen much rain as of late should be getting a decent rainfall between the two days, providing at least a bit of drought relief. The other good news is that severe weather is not expected for either day.

For Tuesday, the region likely to receive the most rainfall is the southeastern part of Wyoming. Storms will originate along the Laramie Mountain Range and move the northeast, impacting locations such as Cheyenne and Wheatland. The rain is not expected to make it into the Panhandle of Nebraska, meaning places like Scottsbluff will continue to feel summer heat today. Locations such as Casper and Douglas will also see some rain today, thought the storms will not be as large and likely will not bring as much rain. For the southeastern part of the state, the rain and clouds will likely break as we head into the overnight hours. However the more northern regions will likely see the clouds stick around along with some rain chances during the overnight hours. These will likely be small and sporadic showers.

For Wednesday, the low pressure spawning the cold front will continue to push off to the east-northeast, bringing another round of rain to the eastern part of Wyoming and into the Panhandle of Nebraska. These storms will be moving southeast versus the northeast track they will be taking Tuesday afternoon, following the cold front. Because of that, the rain chances for Cheyenne drop tomorrow thanks to the Laramie Mountain Range which will cause them to weaken before reaching the Capital City. Cheyenne will likely feel the impacts of some breezy conditions however due to the cold front. These storms are expected to impact Casper and Douglas more however, bringing a better chance of rain than what is expected for Tuesday. The rain will also make it to the Panhandle, allowing places like Scottsbluff to cool off like the rest of Wyoming. Following Wednesday, sunshine is expected to return along with heat as we push into the weekend, especially starting Friday.

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