Severe Weather is Back in the Forecast
August 26th, 2020
The haze from the wildfires in California has finally cleared out (just about), and rain chances are going up as we finish the final week of August. Severe weather will likely be possible every day for the rest of the work week and potentially into the weekend as well. The heat wave will also be coming to an end come Friday, and cooler conditions will hang around the Cowboy State throughout the first week of September.
For today’s severe weather risk the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Marginal (Level 1) risk for the northern counties in Wyoming, although the risk does drop further south in the eastern part of the state, including Torrington and Scottsbluff in the Nebraska Panhandle. The primary risks for today include strong wind gusts and some small hail. For tomorrow however the risk area is much larger, with the Marginal risk including the all but the southwestern portion of Wyoming. Additionally for Thursday the SPC has issued a Slight (Level 2) risk in northeastern Wyoming, which also dips far enough south to include Scottsbluff. There could be a slight tornado threat for Thursday afternoon in the Slight Risk area.
Temperatures will remain in the upper 80s and 90s for today and tomorrow, however a cold front coming through on Friday will bring more rain chances and much cooler conditions, with temperatures topping off in the lower 80s and upper 70s. Over the weekend a slight rebound is expected, once again with mid to upper 80s expected across the state for both Saturday and Sunday. Come Monday however for the final day of August temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s across the state and will likely remain under 80 degrees for the rest of the week to start September.
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