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Thunderstorms Ramping up over the Weekend

Wednesday Evening Weather Update
Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Scattered showers and storms will diminish over the next few hours after the sunsets. Tonight temperatures will remain in the 30s and 40s across the state with partly cloudy skies.

The ridge will continue to drape across the state through Friday allow temperatures to climb. Tomorrow will be the calmest day for the southern parts of Wyoming. Scattered showers and storms are possible tomorrow afternoon in the northern part of the state. This is all thanks to the warmer temperatures and increase instability as a short waves passes by. Once the sunsets the fuel for the storms will quickly decrease. Attention pollen suffers tomorrow the pollen count for trees will be high so make sure to take your allergy medicine! Breezy conditions will be back in the forecast tomorrow afternoon just until the sunsets. If you plan on laying out make sure to apply the sunset, wear a hat, and wear sunglasses as the UV index rays will be high in Cheyenne and a bit lower in Casper.

By Friday temperatures will be in the upper 60s and mid 70s across the state with clouds rolling in for the afternoon hours especially for the southern half of the state. Storm chances ramp of the Cheyenne starting Friday afternoon with more instability in the air. Any storm that gets going over the next 5 days will have the potential for gusty winds and hail. As of right now the severe threat is low but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see the first severe storm warning of the season over the weekend. Thunderstorms chances will last most of the weekend so if you are going hiking or any outdoor activity make sure to start early!

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