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Smoke to the North, Storms to the South

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 9:59 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today was very cool across much of the state. Highs didn’t even get the chance to break the 90 degree mark. To the northern regions of the state, an air quality alert is in effect until tomorrow for the western portions extending almost to Riverton. We can see lots of smoke and haze in the skies throughout the day and will remain the case overnight and into tomorrow as the wildfires are not getting any better.

As the rain stayed away from the north today, we can begin to see more smoke moving through...
As the rain stayed away from the north today, we can begin to see more smoke moving through from the wildfires in Yellowstone.(Jordan Frazier)

For the southern regions of the state, lots of scattered showers and thunderstorms. These thunderstorms are going to continue into the overnight hours and still have some severe potential with hail and lots of lightning. This is due to the cold front turned stationary trying to turn back into a cold front. Still following?

So this cold front turned stationary is trying to turn back into a cold front again. Until it...
So this cold front turned stationary is trying to turn back into a cold front again. Until it does, it will be leaving us with increased rain chances.(Jordan Frazier)

Basically, the system is now sitting over the southern portion of the state causing our rain chances to stay high for the next couple days. Eventually, it’ll move out bringing us much more dry and seasonable conditions. For tomorrow, expect scattered showers throughout much of the state, however, the Storm Prediction Center only has a general thunderstorm risk so I do not expect any of these storms to have severe potential like today. Cooler temperatures all around with many places tonight dropping into the low 50s. Tomorrow will be a little bit warmer, when compared with today, but still at or below average temperatures. After this front finally moves through, we can see drier conditions and warmer temperatures.

Heat is back on for some places tomorrow, but it is nothing unbearable like the heat from last...
Heat is back on for some places tomorrow, but it is nothing unbearable like the heat from last week.(Jordan Frazier)

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