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Hot Today, Even Hotter Tomorrow

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 9:54 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After the nice day we had across the state yesterday, somebody decided to turn on the heater. Mid and upper 90′s were commonplace across much of Wyoming today. With the dry conditions sticking around for much of the southern regions of the state, the fire weather watches from yesterday have now turned into fire weather warnings. Expect these to stay in place until we see a cool down on Friday.

Dry conditions and increasing temperatures are increasing the chances for fire weather and...
Dry conditions and increasing temperatures are increasing the chances for fire weather and won't go away until we get more precipitation and cooler temperatures.(Jordan Frazier)

In terms of rain to quench these dry conditions, northern and eastern Wyoming saw some showers and storms, a few of which became severe. Winds were the only relief in the southern portions of the state from the heat. Today, we saw sustained wind up to 20 MPH near the capital and surrounding cities. Precipitation wise, expect tonight to be rain free with clouds building leading to morning showers for the south. These scattered showers are expected to stick around and become more prevalent by the afternoon and evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center has the eastern side of the state under a general thunderstorm risk while the eastern border is under a Marginal risk.

The eastern half of the state is under a general thunderstorm risk while the eastern border can...
The eastern half of the state is under a general thunderstorm risk while the eastern border can expect a Marginal risk for severe weather.(Jordan Frazier)

Expect to see gusty winds, heavy rain, and even some hail. Overnight, lows around the state will be above average in the 60s with clouds beginning to build. Tomorrow, despite the increases in cloud cover and chances for precipitation, it will be one of the hottest days we’ve seen in a while. High 90s are expected for much of the state with some cities seeing triple digit temperatures. Hang in there because we will see some relief going into the weekend.

The hottest day of the week is upon us as we can expect upper 90s for much of the state with...
The hottest day of the week is upon us as we can expect upper 90s for much of the state with some regions seeing triple digit temperatures.(Jordan Frazier)

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