A Hot Week Awaits Wyoming
August 10th, 2020
It was a hot weekend for much of the state, and that trend looks to continue as we start the new week. The southeastern portion gets a small break for Monday thanks to a weak cold front passing through the region. This will result in a cooler Monday along with the chance for some scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. As of now the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has not issued any risks for severe weather in Wyoming or the Nebraska Panhandle, however they have indicated that thunderstorms are expected. Despite the fact that no severe risks have been issued, there could still be a storm or two with some strong wind gusts or some small hail.
At the same time, the fire weather threat that returned at the end of last week remains with us, particularly for the southern and western parts of the state. Carbon County is likely where this is most necessary as the Bradley Fire continues to burn. The fire weather risk will likely last through the rest of the week, as hot and dry conditions with little chance for rain will grip Wyoming Wednesday and beyond.
Temperatures for the majority of Eastern Wyoming will climb back up into the 90s beginning Tuesday and remain there through the rest of the week, but as of now it looks as though the next weekend should be a little cooler. Some locations will also have breezy conditions for multiple days late this week, further enhancing the fire weather risk. Rain chances will hang with the southeastern part of the state through Tuesday then fizzle out come Wednesday.
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