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Rain and Storms for the Next Few Days. Will it ever go Away?

Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 11:26 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - We saw lots of showers around much of the Cowboy State today, however, it was welcomed as our drought conditions are still bad. There were a few isolated thunderstorms earlier this afternoon but they mostly stuck to the eastern side of the state. This trend will continue over the next few days as we expect rain for most regions through the weekend. Just like last night, wind will be the biggest threat tonight from these storms. Sustained winds in the 20′s are expected with wind gusts reaching 30 - 40 MPH.

Strong sustained winds continue to be the main threat tonight as we can expect gusts as high as...
Strong sustained winds continue to be the main threat tonight as we can expect gusts as high as 40 MPH in some regions.(Jordan Frazier)

We expect the storms to scattered throughout the night and into tomorrow morning. In the morning, most places will see just showers, however, most places will see thunderstorms by the afternoon. According to the Storm Prediction Center, only the southeastern portion of Wyoming will be under a Marginal risk while the rest of state is just under a thunderstorm risk. Expect to still see high chances of heavy rain and wind gusts through most of the day with the chance of even seeing some small hail.

Much of the state is under a general thunderstorm warning while the southeastern portion could...
Much of the state is under a general thunderstorm warning while the southeastern portion could see some strong wind gusts, heavy rainfall, and even some small hail.(Jordan Frazier)

In terms of rainfall amounts and accumulation, much of the state overnight won’t see more than a quarter inch of rain. Friday being the big rain day, most places could see half an inch to even three-quarters of an inch of rain by Saturday morning. Temperatures will drop off significantly compared to earlier this week due to the increase in cloud cover and precipitation. The rest of the week will continue to be a wet one with some areas not seeing relief until next week. After this is all over, we will be greeted next week with drier conditions and much cooler temperatures.

Much of the rain will take place on Friday with some areas seeing rain totals around half an...
Much of the rain will take place on Friday with some areas seeing rain totals around half an inch and even a few seeing up to three quarters of an inch.(Jordan Frazier)

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