Only a Few Rain Chances Remain as the New Week Begins

May 31st, 2021
A powerful ridge and high pressure system will be bringing well above average temperatures to...
A powerful ridge and high pressure system will be bringing well above average temperatures to Wyoming for the first weekend of June while also bringing below average rain chances.(KGWN)
Updated: May. 31, 2021 at 11:55 AM CDT
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It’s the last day of May and the first day of the new work week, and for much of the state the weather is ideal for Memorial Day. Locations like Casper may not see a single cloud in the sky until the evening hours arrive on Monday. For a few, however, the mostly cloudy and cooler trend from the weekend lingers into the new week, and a few isolated showers will also be possible in those areas. This is true for Cheyenne and Laramie in Southeast Wyoming, and a few others in the region could join them later in the afternoon. Nothing severe is expected, and the rain chances shouldn’t be enough to stop any Memorial Day plans. It is enough, however, to keep things rather cool, as Cheyenne and Laramie are anticipated to be the cold spots across the whole state this afternoon.

Rain chances will linger through tomorrow as Tuesday is expected to be the cloudiest day of the week across the board, with pretty much all of Wyoming expected to see partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout the day. Scattered storms are primarily expected in Southeast Wyoming with a few more isolated outside of the region, but once again nothing severe is expected as there aren’t many ingredients at play, especially with the jet stream retreating northward big time as we head into the first days of June. The cloud cover is expected to hang into Wednesday afternoon before clearing out before the evening. That is when the next pattern begins to set in.

The state will see temperatures climb throughout the week; it will be gradual through Wednesday before it soars the rest of the way. A large portion of the viewing area will see summer conditions as the first weekend of June arrives with a powerful ridge building in over the western half of the country. Some locations will see temperatures not typically seen until late July or August. The sunshine will be beating down across Wyoming Thursday and Friday with barely a cloud in the sky as temperatures for some eclipse the 90 degree mark heading into the weekend. No, you are not reading that wrong, the 90s are in the forecast for quite a few locations, unlike last year when the first week of June brought snow to a handful of Wyoming towns and cities.

The above average conditions are expected to last through the weekend before cooling down next week, however rain chances are going to remain slim during that same timeframe. While drought conditions have improved around the state, it would be good for Wyoming to get a few more good rounds of rain in before a summer pattern like the one this weekend sets in for weeks on end vs just a couple of days.

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