Hazy Start to the Week
August 24th, 2020
Late last week smoke from the wildfires in northern California moved into Wyoming, reducing air quality and giving every day an overcast feel to it. That smoke stuck with us across Wyoming through the weekend and is still here as we begin the final week of August. However, there is a bit less of it now, to the point that it feels a little bit sunny in parts of Wyoming. Also, rain chances are beginning to build up as moisture builds in across the state. As this happens the smoke will fade, but it likely will not be completely gone until later this week.
Our rain chances for today will be severely limited thanks to all the smoke particulates hanging in the air. This will limit the amount of storms that can form. However, rain chances look to climb as we get later into the week, especially as we get towards the final weekend of August. Severe weather is not expected for today, however parts of the state are under a Marginal (Level 1) risk for tomorrow afternoon, mainly the northwestern half of the state.
The heat has also been with us quite a bit over these past few weeks as ridging pattern has kept a lot of stability over the Cowboy State, limiting the amount of storm opportunities and cold fronts we have seen. We will continue to see the heat throughout this week, but by Friday temperatures in the 80s look to return and temperatures in the 70s look to start off our September next week.
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