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Showers Begin to go Away, Heat is Here to Stay

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 9:53 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today started off a good bit warmer than the past few days. It was one of the first days in a while that we hit above average temperatures according to almanac data. The fire weather warnings out to the northwestern portions of the state are still in effect and I expect it to be expanded.

Air quality warnings expired leaving us with the fire weather warnings instead. A high heat...
Air quality warnings expired leaving us with the fire weather warnings instead. A high heat warning is in effect for the north portion of the state including Sheridan.(Jordan Frazier)

The air quality alerts to the west have gone away surprisingly as there is still smoke and haze visible in the northern cities. An excessive heat warning has popped up for much of Montana, but reaches all the way down to Sheridan. Fire outlook is showing dry thunderstorms to be the threat out to the northwest, as these are commonly known to start wildfires. Drought monitor shows the desperate need for rain accumulation throughout the state. We did see lots of showers and storms today, however, many of these were short lived and didn’t create much in terms of precipitation. The stationary front has finally moved a little bit to where it is sitting right over the Nebraska panhandle and South Dakota.

After the stationary front moved out to the east a little bit, much of the severe weather...
After the stationary front moved out to the east a little bit, much of the severe weather followed it leaving much of Wyoming with just some rain showers.(Jordan Frazier)

That is where the main threat for severe weather is today and tomorrow as the SPC has them under a Marginal and Slight risk, while Wyoming is still under a general thunderstorm risk. In terms of rain for tomorrow, expect some scattered showers and storms showing up in the morning and being isolated until late evening time. For temperatures tonight, expect about average with ranges in the 50s and 60s. Tomorrow will be warmer than today with 90s scattered all around and even some triple digits being possible. After this weekend, much of the state will see dry conditions and very seasonable temperatures.

With much lower rain chances going into this weekend, we can begin to see temperatures heating...
With much lower rain chances going into this weekend, we can begin to see temperatures heating up.(Jordan Frazier)

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