Hot with some Scattered Showers
By: Jordan Frazier
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Hot temperatures all around today with most places seeing those 90′s and even getting close to those triple digits. In terms of warnings, there is still the excessive heat warning in effect for the northernmost cities of the state like Sheridan until later this evening. There is also the air quality warning at the southern border until tomorrow morning. Smoke will continue to linger throughout the state despite the lack of air quality warnings.
Most of the major cities can see moderate smoke over this weekend. Our fire outlook has no reached elevated levels for the northwest portion of the state near Yellowstone National Park. The current drought situation didn’t get any better this past week. Most of the rain we saw was very short lived and in some situations, did not even provide anything in terms of accumulation.
Scattered showers and storms moved through much of the eastern regions of the state today. Most of the severe weather stayed to the northeastern corner where some places saw some small hail. The low pressure system with the trough is still sitting over the eastern side of the state, causing an increase to our rain chances for the next few days. That stationary front out in Idaho is starting to make its way over and gaining some speed as a weak cold front.
This should help cool down temperatures this weekend by no more than about five degrees, but it will bring us drier conditions going into next work week. For tonight, expect some above average temperatures still and some early evening thunderstorms are possible. Tomorrow, a little bit cooler, but still on the warm side with the chance of some isolated showers and storms towards the southern side of the state. Going into this weekend, expect some isolated storms and a very slight cool down on Saturday. Starting off the work week, we can see drier conditions, but the hot temperatures return.
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