Different Kind of Booms
Fireworks Yesterday, Thunder Tonight.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -
Yesterday, July 4th, we were lucky enough to get a break from the afternoon showers in order to really enjoy our Independence Day celebrations. This afternoon is going to be a continuation of the pattern we observed last week. Today, we are starting clear. Slowly, we will gain more cloud coverage and afternoon showers will appear. Last week, the state stayed in a General Thunderstorm Risk provided by the Storm Prediction Center. Today, the thunderstorm risk has risen to a Marginal Thunderstorm Risk in the eastern half of the state. The northeast corner of the state is placed under a Slight Risk for thunderstorms. These increased risk factors provided awareness for strong, gusty winds, heavier rain, and the chance of hail increases.
Rain was present in many parts of the state this morning, including the northeast corner and the western border. Clouds and rain avoided the southeast corner this morning, from Rawlins to Scottsbluff. In Cheyenne, our rain chance is coming this afternoon. These showers will last for a few hours, as we head into the evening. Isolated thunderstorms will be present within this system. In the early morning hours tomorrow, the rain will clear out and will leave scattered clouds for the remaining of the day.
With the higher risk levels for thunderstorms tonight, there is a high chance that noises heard are not going to be fireworks. Higher risks allow for preparation of the isolated thunderstorms and the contributing lightning. The only light show tonight will be a natural one caused by lightning and thunder. Be aware of the weather if heading out tonight, and keep your eyes to the sky.
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