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Best Chance for Rain in Months Arrives Early this Week

April 25th, 2021
With the warmer temperatures overall sticking around, a system from the southwest early this...
With the warmer temperatures overall sticking around, a system from the southwest early this week will bring widespread rain to much of Wyoming, continuing in the efforts to alleviate drought conditions.(KGWN)
Published: Apr. 25, 2021 at 5:26 PM CDT
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Since the shift of winter to springs some locations have had a few scattered opportunities for rain here and there, but ultimately snow has been the predominant form of precipitation. As recently as this past week we had snow move through much of the state as a cold front once again brought winter temperatures to Wyoming. Things have since warmed up into this weekend, and we have seen some scattered rain showers to accompany the warm conditions. There has also been plenty of wind, primarily in the middle of the state for locations like Casper and Rawlins. But as the new week gets rolling, an organized low pressure system will bring an opportunity for widespread rain, where locations that haven’t seen it since the early fall months will get a chance.

Enter the April Showers, another great way to continue to bring drought relief to the Cowboy State. This system looks to approach from the southwest, coming in late Monday night and bringing most of its impacts on Tuesday. During the early morning hours Tuesday places like Casper could see a few snow showers, but it will quickly shift to rain as the temperatures warm into the upper 40s and lower 50s during the afternoon. Higher elevations like Laramie are an exception that will likely still see a majority of the precipitation as snow instead of rain. Cheyenne has not had much luck lately in terms of getting rain, as typically by the time the systems arrive precipitation falls as snow. This one looks very promising for anyone in the Capital City wanting rain; the high for Tuesday afternoon is expected to be in the low 50s, and that is when the majority of the precipitation is expected to fall. Cheyenne could get over an inch of rainfall.

This system will hang around through Tuesday night before clearing out Wednesday morning. Sunshine is expected to return by Wednesday afternoon as temperatures climb into the mid 50s. Upper 60s and lower 70s are expected by Thursday, and by the time the weekend arrives some parts of Wyoming could be seeing 80s for the first time in several months. The next chance for rain after Tuesday looks to be some scattered thunderstorms on Sunday.

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