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All Types of Weather for the Weekend

Winter-like winds are expected across Wyoming on Sunday as a cold front passes through the state.
Winter-like winds are expected across Wyoming on Sunday as a cold front passes through the state.(KGWN)
Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 9:15 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 9, 2020 at 8:00 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

An Air Quality Alert as been issued for the southeastern region of Wyoming and the northwestern corner because the smoke and haze in the sky from the Mullen Fire has deteriorated the air quality. Some sign the smoke is affecting your is runny nose ,coughing, phlegm, burning eyes, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. People who are most at risk are older adults, lung or hear diseases, and asthma. Limit your outdoor activities, especially physically demanding activities, and wear an N-95 or P-100 because the smoke particulates can get through the cloth and surgical masks that we are wearing for Covid-19.

This weekend the state will experience every type of weather patterns. Saturday a warm front will move through the state bringing very warm conditions for this type of year. Saturday could break record high temperatures throughout the state. As the warm front rolls through the state winds will start to pick up with sustain winds in the 20s with gusts in the 40s. Saturday will be very dry conditions which results in Fire Weather Warnings being issued. The entire state is under a Fire Weather Outlook.

The SPC has deemed that all of Wyoming is under an Elevated fire risk for Saturday with the exception of Northern Central Wyoming which is under a Critical risk.
The SPC has deemed that all of Wyoming is under an Elevated fire risk for Saturday with the exception of Northern Central Wyoming which is under a Critical risk.(KGWN)

By Saturday night a cold front will push through the state bringing rain to lower elevations and snow to higher elevations. The rain will start in the western part of the state and it will push eastward overnight. As it pushes east the moisture starts to decrease; however, Cheyenne could still see some isolated showers Sunday. As the cold front pushes through the winds will start to howl as sustained winds are in the 30s and gusts will be in the 50s.

Winds similar to what Wyoming sees during a winter storm will be returning this weekend, heightening wildfire risks and likely forcing the Mullen Fire further eastward.
Winds similar to what Wyoming sees during a winter storm will be returning this weekend, heightening wildfire risks and likely forcing the Mullen Fire further eastward.(KGWN)

The winds will be coming from the west blowing in smoke into the area before the cold front comes. By the time the cold front passes the winds should drag all the smoke and haze out of the air for a couple of days. Monday the state will still have very windy conditions

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