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Slight Risk for Severe Storms Tomorrow

Wednesday Weather Update
Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 7:20 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Scattered showers and storms will persist for the next few hours before fizzling out later tonight! Temperatures will be warm again tonight for the overnight lows in the upper 40s and 50s with partly cloudy skies.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of the state under a Slight Risk, level 2 out of 5, including Gillette, Lusk, Torrington, Newcastle, and the Panhandle of Nebraska for Thursday. A Marginal Risk, level 1 out of 5, is in place for the Cheyenne, Casper, Sheridan, Douglas, and Buffalo. The main risks for Thursday will be large hail, strong winds, and an isolated tornado cannot be riled out. The storms will start to pop early lunchtime hours and continue into the afternoon hours and early evening hours.

Friday another risk is already in place for parts of the state including the entire eastern half of Wyoming. This region is under a Marginal Risk, level 1 out of 5. The main impacts will be large hail and strong winds. The best instability as of right now is in the southeastern parts of Wyoming according to the models. Temperatures will be cooler for the northern part of the state Friday compared to the southern part of the state.

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