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Rain Returns to the Forecast

August 18th, 2020
The NWS has issued Red Flag Warnings for the northern counties of Wyoming until 9 PM Tuesday.
The NWS has issued Red Flag Warnings for the northern counties of Wyoming until 9 PM Tuesday.(KGWN)
Published: Aug. 18, 2020 at 11:59 AM CDT
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It may not be much, but some is better than none: rain is back in the forecast for parts of Wyoming for the first time since last week. This afternoon isolated storms will be possible across much of the state, with the best chance being the central and eastern portions of Wyoming. Despite this, there is still a Red Flag Warning for the northern counties in Wyoming until 9PM MDT tonight, and the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued an Elevated (Level 1) risk for wildfires for parts of Eastern Wyoming. Severe weather is also not anticipated with these showers either. Additionally, any rain these storms bring will be short lived and just enough to cool things off a little bit on another hot afternoon.

Breezy conditions are expected for Northeastern Wyoming this afternoon, prompting the SPC to issue a level 1 fire risk. The northwestern and central portions of the state have an elevated risk for dry thunderstorms. These two factors together have prompted the NWS to issue a Red Flag Warning along the northern border of Wyoming until 9 PM MDT tonight.

The SPC has issued an Elevated Risk for wildfires for parts of Eastern Wyoming as well as an elevated risk for dry thunderstorms in the west.
The SPC has issued an Elevated Risk for wildfires for parts of Eastern Wyoming as well as an elevated risk for dry thunderstorms in the west.(KGWN)

For tomorrow, severe weather does return to the forecast for Wyoming with the SPC issuing a Marginal (Level 1) risk for severe weather for a large chunk of Wyoming. Tomorrow will be the best chance for rain for almost all locations in the Cowboy State. Severe risks include some strong wind gusts and some small hail. After tomorrow rain chances significantly fall off again, and the weekend looks like another hot and dry one similar to the one we just had.

The SPC has issued a Marginal Risk for severe weather for Wednesday in much of Wyoming.
The SPC has issued a Marginal Risk for severe weather for Wednesday in much of Wyoming.(KGWN)

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