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As the Smoke Clears Out, Rain Chances Climb

August 25th, 2020
The SPC has issued a Marginal Risk for severe weather in Northern Wyoming Wednesday afternoon.
The SPC has issued a Marginal Risk for severe weather in Northern Wyoming Wednesday afternoon.(KGWN)
Published: Aug. 25, 2020 at 11:56 AM CDT
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The skies are looking a lot more clear as we get our Tuesday rolling. There are still some locations with some patchy smoke, however for the most part things have cleared out from the hazy mess Wyoming has seen for the past several days. All the while rain chances will be climbing as we go through the week and into the weekend, and today is no exception. Isolated storms will be possible for most of Wyoming today, however the southeastern portion of the state looks to have the highest chance.

For this afternoon a very weak cold front will be pushing through Wyoming, and it will bring a few isolated rain chances. Severe weather is not anticipated, and the drop in temperature between today and tomorrow will only be a couple of degrees. Most locations will not see any rain today, however chances for today are the highest they have been in several days, and we will see them increase again as we head into Wednesday. Severe weather looks to be a possibility for the northern counties of Wyoming Wednesday afternoon as the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Marginal (Level 1) risk for severe weather for the region. Cities included are Buffalo, Gillette, Sheridan, and Newcastle among others. Primary risks are going to some strong wind gusts and some small hail.

For the rest of the week beyond that, a stronger cold front looks to push through the state on Friday, ending the heat spell that has stuck with Wyoming throughout the month of August. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s on Friday, and by the start of next week they look to be in the low 70s and upper 60s around the state. Rain chances with Friday’s cold front look scattered for now, however a third cold front that will come through on Sunday looks to bring much needed widespread rain to the state. Additionally for this weekend a breezy pattern looks to come through as the cold front passes, somewhat similar to what Wyoming sees in the early fall months. The super windy conditions Wyoming sees during the winter should hold off for a bit longer however.

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