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Scattered Showers Today, But Smoke is Back

By: Jordan Frazier
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 5:46 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Temperatures today were definitely on the warmer side, but the cloudy skies and scattered showers today toward the eastern part of the state helped to keep things from getting too hot. Upper 80′s and mid 90′s were common as that is about the average this time of year. Our fire weather warnings from yesterday have come and gone, but the air quality warnings are back as the western wildfires are not getting better.

Air Quality Warnings are back in the state as the wildfire situation is not getting any better...
Air Quality Warnings are back in the state as the wildfire situation is not getting any better and there is even some smoke and haze reaching the east coast.(Jordan Frazier)

Some of the smoke from these massive fires is effecting places all the way out to the east coast like New York City which is seeing hazy skies. The smoke for Wyoming will stay moderate over the next few days with Saturday not being the best day for a hike. Fire outlook is almost non-existent for the state as there are only dry thunderstorm risks out the west near the national parks. This is due to the increase in rain chances and scattered showers that we have seen throughout Wyoming over the last few days. Expect the showers to last into the late evening and come back again tomorrow in the afternoon hours. None of these are expected to be severe but the northeast corner of the state tomorrow is under a Marginal risk from the SPC.

Storm Prediction Center has the state under a general thunderstorm risk with the northeastern...
Storm Prediction Center has the state under a general thunderstorm risk with the northeastern portion under a Marginal risk.(Jordan Frazier)

Expect some strong winds and heavy rain with the chance of some small hail in that northeastern corner. Unfortunately, that cold front we were hoping for this weekend is turning out to be slow moving and very week. More than likely, it’ll being us some isolated showers, but not actually cooling off temperatures too much. For tonight, above average temperatures are in the forecast once again with the 60′s being more commonplace than the 50′s. Tomorrow, still another hot one with the Nebraska panhandle getting into the triple digits.

Temperatures are heating up once again tomorrow with the Nebraska panhandle expecting to see...
Temperatures are heating up once again tomorrow with the Nebraska panhandle expecting to see triple digit temperatures.(Jordan Frazier)

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