Scattered Showers in the South, Increasing Temperatures up North
By: Jordan Frazier
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - There is a great divide taking place between the northern and southern regions of Wyoming. No, I don’t mean politically, I mean meteorologically. In the north, right at the Montana and Wyoming border, there is an excessive heat watch. While this is not affecting us personally, I want to point it out because it is a precursor for the week ahead. Dry weather will continue to dominate the northern regions of the state keeping away any of the cloud cover or precipitation that might otherwise cool down these increasingly hot temperatures.
The only thing keeping Casper and surrounding regions cool is the wind. We can expect gusts from 20 to 30 MPH for the next day, which should bring down those “feels like” temperatures. For the southern portions of the state like Cheyenne, there is increasing cloud cover coming from Colorado. As early as tomorrow morning, we can expect to see some scattered showers and thunderstorms. None of these are expected to be severe as the Storm Prediction Center only has the southern half of the state under a general thunderstorm warning.
Going into the evening hours, much of the state can see 50s all around with clear skies in the north and clouds in the south. By tomorrow, the northern portion can see temperatures in the lower 90s while the southern portion can see mid 70s. The holiday weekend looks relatively dry for now, but those hotter temperatures are likely to prevail.
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