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Interesting Weather Ahead

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 8:44 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - We started off the day with lots of hazy and smokey conditions across the state. This is caused by the different wildfires near Yellowstone and northern Colorado. It is has sparked lots of fire weather warnings as well as air quality alerts throughout various regions.

Wildfires from mostly outside of the state are sparking air quality warnings as the smoke is...
Wildfires from mostly outside of the state are sparking air quality warnings as the smoke is covering many different cities across the state.(Jordan Frazier)

Our fire outlook for tomorrow shows an elevated risk for the southwestern portions of the state with the western portion expecting some dry thunderstorms. In terms of precipitation to help out the smokey skies and fire weather, the northern border of the state is expecting some scattered showers and storms but nothing in terms of severe weather. Winds have been on the relative calm side and varying in direction. For tomorrow, we can expect more smoke as it begins to move farther to the east effecting cities like Cheyenne and Casper. For rain, we can expect scattered showers and storms across much of the state with some severe potential for the northeast. These storms are capable of producing destructive winds, large hail, and lots of lightning. This is due to the cold front trying to move through the state. Right now it has stalled out turning into a stationary front with a trough that will be fueling our storms over the next few days.

The cold front that was moving through our state has turned stationary and is expected to drop...
The cold front that was moving through our state has turned stationary and is expected to drop lots of rain over our region with possible severe storms.(Jordan Frazier)

Tonight, expect that smoke to stick around but temperatures will drop off to seasonable conditions. Tomorrow, still a little bit on the warm side, but cooler than today. Expect some temperatures to drop off when the showers and storms begin to move through. For the rest of the week, expect some higher rain chances as that front stays over top of us, but expect temperatures to cool down with the increased cloud cover and rain chances.

Another warm day tomorrow, but this is where we are supposed to be sitting this time of year....
Another warm day tomorrow, but this is where we are supposed to be sitting this time of year. Luckily, nothing in terms of oppressive heat like we saw last week.(Jordan Frazier)

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