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One of the Hottest Days Today, But it isn’t Over Yet

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 10:33 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - It has been one of the hottest days in Wyoming that we have seen in a while. Temperatures of 100+ were commonplace with upper 90s throughout much of the state. These hot temperatures combined with the dry conditions have prompted the fire weather warnings from yesterday to be extended until late tomorrow evening. In terms of relief from the heat, the southern portions of the state have been seeing some isolated showers and thunderstorms but nothing on the severe side. Winds were the big story today as the northern portion of the state had sustained winds at about 30 MPH and gusts over 40 MPH and we can still expect more tomorrow.

From the two battling pressure systems, expect sustained wind up to 30 MPH and gusts up to 40...
From the two battling pressure systems, expect sustained wind up to 30 MPH and gusts up to 40 MPH in some places. At least that is one way to stay cool.(Jordan Frazier)

This is due to a frontal system combined with different pressure systems. The high and low pressure systems fighting each other are causing these wind gusts. The low pressure system has a cold front to the west, sitting over Wyoming, and will begin moving down bringing us cooler temperatures. It also has a stationary front out to the east causing lots of severe weather for the northeastern part of the state and out into the Dakotas.

Surface map shows what we can expect tomorrow in terms of battling pressure systems and the...
Surface map shows what we can expect tomorrow in terms of battling pressure systems and the upcoming cold front expected to bring us cool temperatures.(Jordan Frazier)

For tomorrow, expect some isolated showers and storms for the eastern half of the state with the eastern border expecting some more severe weather. Tonight, temperatures are going to be a little bit above average with temperatures mainly in the 60s with some 50s sticking in there. Temperatures tomorrow will still be on the hot side with 90s all around, but not as bad as it was today. For this weekend, that cold front will move through bringing us much cooler and seasonable conditions going into next week.

After one of the hottest days in Wyoming, the heat is still on for tomorrow, but it won't be as...
After one of the hottest days in Wyoming, the heat is still on for tomorrow, but it won't be as bad. Still expect lots of mid and upper 90s in the forecast.(Jordan Frazier)

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